There's a lot of negativity in the world, some of it even coming from me. I've made my living over the last few years writing and editing articles and videos that either tell you why something you like is secretly terrifying or tell you why the things you like talking about are stupid.
There's nothing fun about negativity, so I'm taking a break, because life is hard enough (and it's almost Christmas!). So here are a bunch of videos that have no unifying theme beyond the fact that they all make me really, really happy. These are the videos that brighten my day, no matter how bad it is. Hopefully they can cheer some of you up, too.
Accidental Flash Mob Star
For those unfamiliar, a flash mob is "a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire and artistic expression." Usually, flash mobs will show up at malls, train stations, stores or any other public place that sees a lot of pedestrian traffic and perform some elaborate choreographed song and dance routine. One person starts singing and dancing, and you think "Oh, look, a crazy person," and then slowly a few more people join in, then a few more, and suddenly all of these people that you thought were random pedestrians are part of a big exciting musical number, right here in real life! When the song is finished, everyone abruptly leaves and goes about the day as if nothing weird has happened. They're almost always very fun to watch, because they trick people, even for a second, into believing that the world is sometimes magical.