Making a word play off parking “validation”, this video exemplifies the power of verbalizing your appreciation for people. Everyone loves to be validated and feel appreciated. A man working at a parking garage gives people parking validation and compliments. The validation man finally encounters one woman he cannot make smile which drastically changes his attitude. He continues to make the people around him smile ultimately meeting the life of his life.


  • How do you see the need for acceptance and validation in your school affect people’s actions and behaviors in school? What are some signs you can look for to spot this?
  • Why does the line for validation get so long?
  • How can you maintain a positive attitude amidst discouragement?
  • Describe the effects of spreading encouragement.