Celine McGee was grieving after her father passed away. Part of the process was having a yard sale to get rid of his belongings. Her unique selling proposition was that with every purchase you'd receive a free compliment. McGee discovered the power and connections that simple compliments could create after a bunch of neighbors took her up on the offer.
So when she later moved to Philadelphia, she thought a lot of her fellow residents could use an attitude adjustment. Celine decided to print cards and start handing out compliments to random individuals. Now McGee heads up a group she calls “the Compliment Squad,” and walks the city’s parks, especially Rittenhouse Square, and hands out compliments with no strings attached, aiming to spread kindness and encourage others to do the same.
After giving someone a compliment, she then gives them a card and urges them to pass the kindness on. McGee believes this simple act can warm people's hearts and bring joy to both herself and others.