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We need an initiative for men to compliment and support each other, because, you bet when a guy receives a compliment, he never forgets about it.


u/MostarRed asked:

Men of reddit, what is that one compliment you got that you'll never forget?

Here were some of the answers.

A Stranger's Encouragement

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I'd been walking the same route for over a year for exercise trying to lose weight. I had lost about 120 pounds by this time when I heard a woman's voice iIdid not know call out to me from her back yard. "I'm proud of you, you have lost a lot of weight" I haven't seen her since but to me that helped me stay motivated hearing that.

duthgar1976

Pretty Pretty Prince

Some little girl in a cart, in a grocery store, once said 'he's pretty,' about me, to her mother. I could hear her mother telling her 'thats not what we say to boys.'

I didn't bother to say anything, but I would've told her that its ok to call anyone pretty.

Rockies14

A Prize-Winning Smile

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Was working in a restaurant and told a guest that I would have the bartender make them a really annoying off-menu cocktail. Put in the order, walked to the bar to beg her to make this cocktail that I know she hates dealing with. She looks at me and sighs and says "That grin should be illegal." and proceeds to make the cocktail. Still makes me smile to myself.

BakedGoose

Hee Haw

I'm a little self conscious of my laugh because it literally sounds like a dying hyena, and I've had a couple girls tell me "OMG I love your laugh" and "you have the best laugh", that always puts a smile on my face thinking about that. Also, I met one other person in my life who has the same laugh as me and we actually met in school, and we would sometimes sit on opposite sides of the classroom and then when one of us would laugh the other one would laugh and then it sounded like an echo chamber or a zoo or something, it was really funny.

mayhempk1

Cecily

I was talking to my ex and a few of his friends about this girl I knew in high school, Cecily. I said "she's the kind of person that makes you feel like you're the only person in the world when you're talking to her. She engages so deeply and always seems really interested in what you're saying to her."

One of his friends said "Downvoteallofthem, I think you're one of those people" and everyone else in the car voiced their agreement. It was the coolest thing that ever happened to me. I'll never forget that.

Downvoteallofthem

Ride The Wave

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A girl I worked with once asked if I could give her a ride home because her ride wasn't able to pick her up. I did, and asked her out to dinner, which she agreed to. While we were at dinner, she confessed: "I didn't actually need a ride home. I just wanted a ride from a cute guy."

I was riding that compliment for months.

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It's All In The Eyes

I was at a funeral and my old school bus drivers wife who I had never met looked at me and said "you must be one of those (my last name) I said "yes," She said "I knew it when I saw your eyes". It made sense to me. It's happened my whole life. My whole family has large brown eyes and I'm always recognized for that so I said "yeah, we all have big brown eyes". She said "That's not exactly it. You all have kind eyes. You can tell by looking at a (my last name) they are genuine and good people" probably the most sincere compliment I've gotten.

Lookingood2

Support

I've been very depressed lately. I've never felt a low like this before. My roommate noticed because I stopped doing the dishes on my designated days, which is unlike me; I just couldn't find the energy or motivation.

I told her and she started writing encouraging notes on our shared bathroom mirror with dry erase markers.

Yesterday she wrote "5 things that make ColourfulFunctor awesome", and today she wrote "I am a better person because of you, ColourfulFunctor".

I think she literally saved my life. I'm still struggling, but I'm so lucky to have her.

ColourfulFunctor

Misreading Signals

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A man came up to me, and asked me if I would be available for a date. I said I wasn't wasn't in a relationship, but also wasn't homosexual, and afterwards said I appreciated the offer. 'Ah, that's okay buddy, I'm sure you'll make some girl very happy one day.' That man was very good with rejection... I think.

Iforgotwhathappened

Yes Daddy

When I worked at Chipotle back when they had long lines, a lady in her 40's got her food, ate, then got back in line. She got to the front, I wait to take her order and she just says "I wanted to tell you that you are going to make a great father one day." I was a little confused but said thanks and then she left. Still a bit confused where that came from, but a compliments a compliment. Still feels good.

MentallyUnchallenged

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Arrests were made on Wednesday night when an appearance by Ann Coulter turned into a protest rally.

The protest lasted for over four hours, outside of Wheeler Hall at UC Berkley where she was scheduled to give a speech on immigration.

Coulter is a notoriously conservative media pundit.

The event, entitled "Adios, America!" was a discussion on the "current United States immigration system and the dangers of mass immigration," according to Daily Beast.

She is known for spewing anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric, so it is no surprise that the talk included more of same ideas.

Skylar Schoemig of The Daily Californian Tweeted out quotes from the speech.



Barricades and police in riot gear guarded the building as Coulter was escorted into the event.


Demonstrators chanted "Ann Coulter go away, immigrants are here to stay" and "this is what democracy looks like" as she walked in.


Protestors also formed a human chain to prevent ticket holders from entering the event.



Moments after Coulter entered the Wheeler Hall auditorium, an attendee called her a "Nazi."

That woman was Brandy Youssif, a student from Berkeley City College.

Youssif was quickly handcuffed and dragged out of the room. According to police and school officials, she was one of six or seven people who were arrested.

Newsweek reported that she was given assault charges, with her bail set to $60,000.

Refuse Fascism, the protest's organizer, is calling for Youssif's release.

Atlas Winfrey, a Refuse Fascism protest organizer, estimated that 2,000 people at the protest.

Winfrey believes that more protests will take place in response to the arrests that were made.

It's not the first time that Coulter's presence has lead to a protest at the college.

In 2017, UC Berkley cancelled an her scheduled appearance on the campus after officials feared they wouldn't be able to secure the speech site from demonstrators.

People on Twitter expressed confusion over why she was invited back to the school.





Others praised the students for taking a stand against Coulter and UC Berkeley.


Jack, a UC Berkeley Freshman, expressed his disappointment over the event to Berkleyside.

"It's even more appalling because today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. I'm here to represent my community as a queer and trans student. It's appalling that the administration would even consider having someone with extremely hateful rhetoric."

As of yet, UC Berkeley has not made a statement about the controversy.

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