(CBS) — If you were walking around Lincoln Park earlier this month and thought you heard someone shout something nice, you weren’t imagining things.
WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.
A two-minute YouTube video features DePaul University Digital Cinema Student Blake Grigsby shouting compliments from a convertible — sometimes using a megaphone — while a friend drives around the Chicago neighborhood.
It’s called “Drive By Compliments,” and it’s the second one on that theme.
The 20-year-old throws out lines like “I like your shirt!” or “I love your hair!” — trying to tailor it to the person.
He shouts to a postal worker that she reminds him of a daffodil.
Grigsby says he thinks more folks would compliment strangers, but they’re afraid people will get mad.
He says his experience has been very positive and usually results in a smile, a wave or thumbs up.
While he wants to be an actor, Grigsby insists this isn’t an act.
He says he enjoys doing it and leaves his targets with a nice story to tell later.