YAKIMA, Wa. (WTXF) -- The person behind an anonymous Instagram account that shared kind messages about students at a Washington high school was revealed last week, the Huffington Post reported. Who was the kind soul? The class of 2015's valedictorian.
18-year-old Konner Sauve revealed himself to be the poster in his graduation speech on June 6.
"I wanted to focus on the better aspects of people," the teen said to ABC News. "To shed a positive light on each individual, make them feel appreciated, and to know that someone cares."
Sauve's alias online was the Instagram username @thebenevolentone3. For nearly a year, he posted over 650 photos of the student body at East Valley High School in Yakima, Washington.
He didn't just stop at his class, the account featured images of students from classes 2014 to 2017. Underneath each image was a thoughtful message about the positive attributes of each student.
"Sometimes you don't see the quieter kids at school get the recognition," Lisa Rossow, the mother of an East Valley student said to KIMA. "And I think sometimes they don't know somebody is noticing them."
Each message is different pertaining to each student. Some encourage school athletes; others congratulate students on their work ethic and leadership skills.
Most posts have a lighthearted feel, but some get even deeper.
Though Sauve was suspected to be the poster by some students, he kept his identity under wraps for the 43 weeks he posted to the account.