Best Compliment EVER!

What was the best compliment you’ve received?

I was shopping at a Goodwill in Houston, where I used to live. I’ve always loved that they hire people with handicaps, so that they grow confidence in work and realize that they are valued, just like everyone else 🥰

So I’m browsing and I accidentally bumped into an employee with Downs syndrome.

He just looks at me and says, “You’re beautiful.”


I had never been called beautiful before. I was shocked, then pleasantly surprised 😊 “Thank you,” I replied. We smiled and then we went back to shopping/working.

The compliment was simple, direct, and with no ulterior motives. That young man made my day!! 🌺

Have you ever received an unforgettable compliment? ❤️

✿ Lovely Panda Mom ✿

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  1. Interesting, just today, an employee I managed 10 years ago, called to thank me for all I had done for her when I was her manager. I was stunned but it made my year.

    I need to do more of that. Real complements make a difference.

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  2. That’s so lovely! Near where I live, there’s a bakery and they employ a man with some sort of learning disability (he might be the owner’s son). He always makes my day!

    It’s especially significant as in Korea, disabled people are usually kept in homes, out of sight, but they do love and crave human interaction. My husband’s cousin works in a home for the disabled as a social worker and one day he took them to my husband’s small business, like a field trip. The residents loved being out and about and looking around, it was kind of heartbreaking.

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    • It sure was! That’s great about the bakery worker 😊 I think what makes it so sweet is that usually people with disabilities have no ulterior motives at all, they’re just being honest.

      And too bad to hear about Korea. I romanticize it sometimes, but I’m aware there’s downsides. The one I’m familiar with is discrimination against North Korean defectors. Guess no place is perfect. Hopefully that will change in the near future! 🙌

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      • The racism in this country is kind of wild and no one talks about it except in the comments sections of meme sites and some forums.

        It is understandable in some way considering Korea having been invaded over and over again. If you don’t meet others with a level of distrust, you might get wiped out. And to be fair, people are racist towards all international people. There’s some sort of justice in how the hatred is dealt out equally. Eg Caucasians are prostitutes or useless scroungers who couldn’t make it in their own country, Japanese and Chinese are imperialist pigs, South East Asians want to scam the Korean welfare system, etc.

        I don’t see it changing in the very near future, at least. Maybe some hope once the government realises that 0.8 children per woman lead to all kinds of social problems in the long run.

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        • Wow, this is really eye opening. It’s really too bad. You mentioned history, and yes it makes sense in that way (in terms of reason, not an excuse). “A shrimp among whales” is what I’ve seen history books call Korea, because they’ve always been caught in the wars and conflicts of the nearby powerful nations. Very eye opening indeed. Thanks for sharing that. Also, I hope you’ve not been on the receiving end of this racism 😓

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          • Well. Other people have it so much worse so I feel as though I shouldn’t be complaining. But maybe just a few tidbits from the last 1-2 years, so as to keep my opinions topical.

            – compulsory government mandated Corona tests for foreigners, or else you risk fines or your visa status
            – you go to shops and some items are suddenly mysteriously sold out
            – shop keepers telling you to wear a mask because it’s the law when the mask mandates have been scrapped for weeks
            – no one wants to sit next to you on public transport unless every other spot is taken
            – on TV, there are programmes specifically about weird foreigners eg Americans with body mods, or European women with huge breast augmentations, presented in a way so as to make foreigners as weird as possible
            – schools teach kids about Japanese and Chinese imperialism endlessly
            – news programmes are crazy nationalist

            I’m not saying everybody. But definitely a strong undercurrent

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  3. I have a cousin with Downs Syndrome. I wouldn’t say it’s a handicap, though. A condition, or even a gift. Some might say disability is the more “pc” way to put it. But not a handicap. He’s an amazing guy, and I’m proud we’re related!

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