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Things That Are Making Us Smile

Our growing list of online finds that are boosting our moods (and we hoped might do the same for you J)! 

If you're looking for a distraction from the news or a way to relieve your stress, we've curated a list of videos, photos, online resources, and more that are making our team a little happier. (Warning: a lot of dog content ahead).

For the person who is desperate for more animal content in their life:

We are dying over how cute this owner – pup coordinated yoga session is.

This is just a video of two foster puppies playing in a bed that is in the shape of bread (and it is the cutest thing you will see all day). In fact, you can help your local animal shelter or a person who is currently sick and unable to take care of their pet by adopting or fostering! Check out more information here to see how you can help.

If you were obsessed with the penguins roaming the Chicago Aquarium, check out these puppies exploring the Georgia Aquarium.

If that's not enough animal content, here is a round-up of some of the best animal live streams right now.

For the person who is craving a little culture:

Watch this video of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra virtual performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”

Virtually travel around the world with these free virtual museum tours from Google Arts and Culture.

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different encore performance from their archives every night at 7:30 pm EDT.

For all theater and movie lovers – The Actor’s Fund is streaming daily performances and interviews with various screen and stage stars, featuring everyone from the cast of Fun Home to Billy Porter!

For the students, teachers, and book lovers.

Through June 30th, the Internet Archive Library is offering free access to all of their online resources to help aid in the digital classroom or for those searching for intellectual stimulation during this time!

Lena Dunham is writing a chapter a day of her book “Verified Strangers,” where readers can vote on what happens next!

For those of us who just want to happy cry.

Watch this NYC couple get married in a unique way while practicing social distancing.

If you’ve never seen videos of people who have their Cochlear Implants switched on for the first time, it is one of the most heartwarming things on the internet. Watch this compilation of children hearing for the first time (grabbing our tissues now).

Finally, if you are just seeking some good news.

Look no further, John Krasinski has launched a YouTube news show titled, “Some Good News,” dedicated exclusively to sharing uplifting stories while we all practice social distancing.