A Teen Starts a Movement Because “Everyone Deserves to Feel Happy for at Least One Second a Day”
When Jeremy Grace noticed that a fellow student at Central Secondary School in Ontario looked upset, he held up his hand and gave her a high five. Jeremy saw the positive effect it had on her mood and decided to give high fives all day. The next day, a student approached him and said, “Do you know what you started? You started a movement.” That’s how the Up High Movement evolved. Jeremy says there’s something about that moment of hitting hands that brings a smile to your face—and he feels rewarded even if it “just makes people happy for a millisecond.” We feel happy just watching this chain reaction of positivity and joy.