Harry Shum Jr., who we’ve been stalking for years—first as a nameless silhouette in an iPod commercial, then as Mike Chang on “Glee,” then as artistic director, choreographer and dancer for “The LXD”—has done it again.
In a YouTube-video-gone-viral, “If you are in a shell…,” Harry is surrounded by colorful paints and dust, and he dances to a heart-wrenching voiceover by performance artist Ze Frank.
“This is Harry. As a boy, Harry was very, very shy,” he says. “If you right now are in a shell, you should know that you’re not alone. That there are many people like you, and that there is nothing wrong with you.”
For those who have been bullied, those who feel socially awkward or those who are just having a tough day, his message may be the inspiration you need. Check it out, and prepare to be moved: