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Mystery locker messages getting lots of attention

Students At Middle School Inspire With Mystery Locker Messages

Some students in Kentucky are making the news -- and it's not for bullying. A group of teenage girls got together and wrote 370-plus positive, uplifting notes for every 8th grader in their school and placed them on their lockers one morning before school.

That told WAVE news that they 'wanted to be anonymous' because they didn't want their act to seem like a plea for popularity.

Eventually, the 'Masked Muffins,' as they call themselves, were outed.

The three girls, Lauren Bale, Kennedy Nodler and Jessica Maillo, say it took about a month to write out the messages.

Some of messages included sayings such as:

  • "'Stay gold'
  • 'People write songs about those as lovely as you'
  • 'You're cuter than a Build-A-Bear'
  • 'You make people around you smile'
  • 'Shine bright like a diamond'
  • 'You don't need makeup...make-up needs you!'"

The school's principal said, "every student had motivational quotes on their locker this morning. This random act of kindness had a huge impact on the culture of the school."

And HLN notes the joy didn't stop with the notes:

"The three girls have started an Instagram account to continue to spread a positive message."

And on that Instagram account, the girls have posted even more positive notes, messages and quotes.

The school's principal says now other students are trying to come up with ways to continue spreading that positivity the girls started.

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Sharon May 14 2014 at 2:21 PM

Good for these girls! Sometimes just a smile will lift somebody's spirits, & make them feel like they do matter in this life.

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eileenmurphymurphy May 14 2014 at 2:21 PM

This day and age everybody needs affirmations to help get threw the day.This is uplifting .They are taking the road less traveled.Yes the media needs to take notice because this is what works for humans.I love any positive show,commercials,or just acts of kindness.We ,the human race need each other to survive.Can you tell I am a nurse!!
I believe the lesson in life .....the whole reason for our existence is to learn to Love our selves and others.Learn from our mistakes and apologize when in order.

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Ginny May 14 2014 at 2:17 PM

One positive message can make a world of a difference to anyone :) Great job girls, hope your Instagram is a success and more kids out there take your lead. I rather read about things like this instead of the horrible bullying going around!

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Teri Robinson May 14 2014 at 2:17 PM

Great girls! Never under-estimate the positive effects of a positive note, even from someone you might not know that well.

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Dennis May 14 2014 at 2:16 PM


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srox1114 May 14 2014 at 2:15 PM

that's so nice

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cdwoodward May 14 2014 at 2:06 PM

These girls are wonderful. Hope this idea spreads to other schools!

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jwooldridge923 May 14 2014 at 2:04 PM

Great job Girls!! Keep up the good work!

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Jennifer May 14 2014 at 2:00 PM

This is cool. Nice and heart warming news, FINALLY.

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Lisa May 14 2014 at 1:54 PM

That's awwesome!!

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