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Compliment Guys return to Purdue, praising passersby

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue juniors Brett Westcott and Cameron Brown, the self-described “mailmen of compliments,” will return to their customary weekly post on Purdue University West Lafayette’s Centennial Mall from 12:30p-2:30p Wednesday (Aug. 26) to lavish passersby with compliments.

The Purdue Compliment Guys, Brett Westcott (left) and Cameron Brown, traveled this summer from New Orleans to New York on their Kodak-sponsored BrightSide Tour, delivering compliments wherever they stopped, including a Major League Baseball game in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Kodak)

The Purdue Compliment Guys, Brett Westcott (left) and Cameron Brown, traveled this summer from New Orleans to New York on their Kodak-sponsored BrightSide Tour, delivering compliments wherever they stopped, including a Major League Baseball game in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of Kodak)

The Purdue “Compliment Guys” have appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Fox & Friends” and “Today,” and have been featured in newspapers that include The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times.

The duo recently completed a Kodak-sponsored national tour that allowed them to deliver compliments from New Orleans to New York.

This week’s compliments session marks one year since the first Wednesday that Westcott, a civil engineering student from Plainfield, Ill., first ventured out to give compliments to strangers.

“I just wanted to make my part of the world a slightly better place to live in,” Westcott said. “I never imagined the impact this simple idea would have across the nation.”

Cameron Brown, a management student from Toledo, joins Westcott every Wednesday in front of Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry.

“It’s never hard to think of a compliment; there is something good in everyone. It just takes a second to look,” Brown said. “Giving compliments is the highlight of my week. It’s been encouraging to see others begin to do the same.”

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