this is honestly one of the most moving and beautiful videos i've ever watched. trust me, it's worth 7 and a half minutes of your time. it's worth a lot more than that, actually.
my favourite part of this is... the whole thing. but i particularly love these lines:
and if you can't see anything beautiful about yourself
get a better mirror
look a little closer
stare a little longer
because there's something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit
you built a cast around your broken heart
and signed it yourself,
you signed it, "THEY WERE WRONG."
if you've ever been a victim of bullying; if you've ever felt cast out, picked on, left alone; if you've ever felt like you've reached the end of the rope and there's nowhere else to turn...
don't give up. you're not as alone as you think you are.
...and you're loved.