Imagine scrolling down your Instagram feed and seeing your yearbook photo posted on an anonymous account with a special message crafted just for YOU. Well, that’s exactly what happened to a few graduating seniors at East Valley High in Yakima.
Last year, high school valedictorian, Konner Sauve created an anonymous account (@thebenevolentone3) to post photos of his fellow classmates along with a unique and thoughtful message for each of them. Up until recently, no one knew who was behind the mysterious account. Then, on graduation day, Konner announced that he was the one responsible for spreading joy and happiness to over 650 of his classmates. When asked why he did it, he said:
“I wanted to focus on the better aspects of people…to shed a positive light on each individual, make them feel appreciated, and to know that someone cares.”
How sweet! Here are just a few of the photos and messages that were posted to the account. Take a look and get your “aww” on!
Shadow Warrior Okay, hands down. You have the COOLEST name out our school. It is very powerful and courageous, you hold such a high authority it seems with such a name as Shadow Warrior! I would like to acknowledge your consistency in remaining the young man you are and are becoming. As times change it is hard not to totally switch what we believe in and turn into someone we don’t recognize, but you have remained perfectly balanced in this change throughout high school. It is a blessing you have been a part of our school these years, good luck and the BEST of wishes to you in your future!
Kylie Thorndike You’re such a sweet and gorgeous gal! You cheer with pride and lead a life towards the goals you want! Please always remember that whenever you feel down, someone loves and cares for you! No one ever gives up on others, they may be silent and that could be frustrating to you, but just know there are silent fans out there cheering you on and rooting for all your successes in life. Find your happiness as you enter senior year and be content! Enjoy life Amiga! A photo posted by Its About You. You’re Next.☯ (@thebenevolentone3) on
Emma Spellman Cast your spells folks because this right here is Ms. Emma and one of the sweetest gals you’ll ever meet!! She laughs like no other and can carry a sense of humor with her wherever she goes. She’s will never back down from a challenge and strives for success as she has challenged herself to be better each day. One of the most beautiful girls at East Valley and will always pep you up when you’re feeling down. Keep believing Emma and ENJOY SENIOR YEAR!!
Yahayra Rodriguez First of all, you have SO beautiful, how is it that you aren’t on magazines or featured in newspaper ads because you have such a unique and distinguishable look about you. You’ve grown up so much, but still remained so quiet ha! Yet you found an outlet over these years, an artistic and influential outlet. You’re more than just an artist, you’re a master with any medium you choose to use. We are all in awe of your abilities because they are so breathtaking and so professional! I hope you continue this passion for the arts and enter contests, art shows, art displays and galleries, maybe even sell some of them! You’ve done an amazing job throughout your high school career and I expect you’ll keep doing the same 🙂 A photo posted by Its About You. You’re Next.☯ (@thebenevolentone3) on
Mayrim Garcia Oh Oh OH! Look at here! Unfortunately I haven’t been as able to be as close to you as I feel I should have. But I must say you have an interesting name because it draws people in and makes them want to get to know you and understand you. You’re the kind of gal who always looks good no matter WHAT! You have such a natural beauty that it’s breathtaking. Keep on the wonderful journey ahead.