It’s not “The Artist,” but silent acting appears to be growing in popularity - not only on the big screen, but in real life, too.
Case in point? Just head across the Oval on any given afternoon at Pittsburg State, where three anonymous students are spending their free time bringing smiles to pedestrians across campus.
They call themselves the RGB Men for the red, green and blue “morph” suits they wear. They do not speak, but write positive messages on sticky notes that they give to the students, faculty and staff they meet along the way.
In an e-mail (remember they don’t speak), they wrote that they came up with the idea by watching the faces of students as they passed between classes.
“If you have ever noticed, walking to class is boring,” the trio wrote. “We want to change that. What’s better than seeing random guys in morph suits giving compliments on sticky notes?”
In addition to writing the notes, the three also use body language to communicate with the pedestrians they encounter. They can often be found giving high-fives and making people smile with their joking physical antics.
“Our goal is simple, to make people laugh, smile, and just enjoy the day,” they wrote.
For now, the group is intent on maintaining their anonymity.
“You do not know who we are - we could be your best friend. Or the guy who sits next to you in class!” they wrote.
It’s a mystery that is spreading smiles this spring throughout the Pitt State community.