"When you just passed me I caught a glimpse at your glance. I was amazed by how warm and open your eyes are!"
How did he react?
Laughed. I think he was happy and a bit insecure. He said: "Thank you!" and paused. Then: "How did the other candidates react?"
How did I feel?
Good! It was one of those compliments I felt a clear impulse to give. The two, three seconds I saw his eyes for triggered softness and ease in me. They told a story of hugs and empathic nods. I resisted to compliment him for a moment because I wasn't sure if telling a stranger that I liked his eyes might come across as a pick up line (obviously that is a challenge for me) but since the impulse was there I gave myself a push, turned around and ran after him. I was happy I did it. André was walking down the road with a friend. We chatted for a bit. He was not euphoric about taking a picture but eventually he agreed. Thanks, André, I appreciate it!