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Staying positive and filling your day with small pleasures, laughter, and gratitude is more important than ever. So to help brighten your day, we wanted to share some of the things that made us smile and lifted our mood – after all, it’s scientifically proven that just the act of smiling can make you feel happy. Some of them are as silly as a hilarious meme, others are small acts of kindness that make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside…

1. Chrissy Teigen & John Legend’s Impromptu Wedding

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Okay, so we’re kicking off with an IGTV that brought us to tears of laughter; Chrissy Teigen and John Legend staged a Malibu wedding for their daughter Luna’s favorite stuffed animals; Chloe and Nosh. This is a must-watch.

2. Medical Workers in Spain Getting Down To Beyoncé

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During a much-needed break, medical workers on the front line lifted their mood with some dancing.

3. The Don’t Rush Challenge

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TikTok has blessed us with yet another challenge! The Don’t Rush challenge involves an epic transformation from your quarantine comfies to the ultimate glow-up. It’s TikTok gold and we’re so here for it.

4. Doctor Elvis Francois’ Cover of Lean On Me

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Orthopedic surgeon; Doctor Elvis Francois shared a tear-jerking rendition of Bill Wither’s Lean on Me to mark the singer’s death. The words written decades ago felt more poignant than ever.

5. America’s Food Fund

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Yesterday, we announced the launch of #AmericasFoodFund, a commitment to ensure that all Americans have reliable access to food, and support those most affected by this crisis. Thank you to everyone who has already supported. America’s Food Fund supports two incredible organizations, @FeedingAmerica and @WCKitchen, who are on the front lines of this rapid-response effort. They face new challenges every day, including responding to the vast number of people impacted who are in need of food, supply-chain disruptions, and access to product, along with the challenge of distributing meals in ways that maintain the health and safety of all involved. If you are able to, please join me in supporting their efforts: GoFundMe.com/AmericasFoodFund (link in bio)

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Leonardo Dicaprio teamed up with Laurene Powell Jobs, @Apple, and the @fordfoundation to launch America’s Food Fund: an organization designed to feed the most vulnerable. The power of people coming together in the face of crisis will always bring a smile to our face.

6. Nikita Dragun’s Snapchat Series

 

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If you’re looking for a mode of escapism, check out Nikita Dragun’s new Snapchat series Nikita Unfiltered. Each episode is only five minutes long but filled with sass, good energy, and of course, pu$$y stunting.

7. Chiara Ferragani’s Snack Time

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All we’re going to say is this challenge is a lot harder than it looks.

8. A Scottish Grandma Sharing an Important Message

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This adorable video of an elderly Scottish woman went viral this week, and we totally understand why.

9. People Giving Back

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One thing that continues to amaze us is the level of generosity in the world. The amount of money that has been donated to help people suffering from COVID-19 is astounding; not only from brands but individuals too. Over the past two weeks, M.A.C has donated $10million to over 250 organizations to support local communities affected by COVID-19. Singer Ciara donated $1 million to providing meals in Seattle, while Oprah donated $10 million to various charities. Pink (who tested positive for COVID-19) also donated $1 million. And there are so many more!

10. Social Media Concerts

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Music has always been a form of escapism and thanks to modern technology, we’ve been able to attend live concerts during our quarantine. One of our favorite virtual performances was Dua Lipa on the Late Late Show, where she was joined by her band and even her back up dancers.

11. A Glow-Up That Gives Back

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Fenty Beauty is donating 100% of sales of their signature highlighter Killawatt, $34, in shade Diamond Ballout to the global emergency response programs for COVID-19. As if we needed another reason to buy highlighter!

12. J.Lo’s New Show Thanks A Million

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J.Lo’s new show Thanks A Million focuses on the importance of giving back to people who have helped you, a message that couldn’t be more relevant RN. Stream the show here.

13. Laugh Out Loud Memes

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There have been some truly sensational memes that have kept us giggling this past month. This meme shared by Naomi Campbell speaks some real truths!

14. Quar Eye Cooking Lessons

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As we’re sheltering indoors, one daily activity that we’ve learned to love – and had the time to do more of – is cooking. There’s nothing more satisfying than taking the first bite of a meal that you’ve made from scratch. If you need some inspo, check out Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski’s cooking series: Quar Eye, Cooking Lessons in Quarantine – they’re hilarious!

15. The Most Adorable Baby Jade Rolling

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We cannot get over those cheeks! Also, serving up a PSA: get your jade roll on!

To continue spreading the joy and positivity, let us know what’s made you smile today in the comments below.