Feeling down? This’ll help

These are very well known and chances are you’ve already seen them, but they’ll still put a smile on your face.
And on the off chance you don’t know them all, well then, it’s time to discover some of the most beautiful things to come to the internet in the past few years. I watch them about twice a year and they always make me feel better. I figured I’d share in my way.

The Longest Way
Christoph never actually completed his goal of walking from Beijing to Germany. But he still walked for a year or so, and his video is six kinds of wonderful.

Where the Hell is Matt
This wasn’t Matt’s first video, but it’s probably the best known one. In previous ones he was dancing in front of monuments. Turns out, dancing with people is even better…

Free Hugs Campaign
Juan was alone in Sydney, so he made this sign and went out in the streets. That was in 2006. Today, there are “Free Hug Campaign” members all over the world.

Bonus: Young Me / Now Me, by ZeFrank
This is more recent, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, now’s the time. ZeFrank, a well known web celebrity person-dude, had the brilliantly simple idea of asking people to re-enact photographs from their past. They did, and it’s a special kind of magical.

I guess that’s it for now. If you know of cool stuff in the same spirit, please feel free to let me know in the comments!

August 15th, 2010