Whether your week has been the best ever, the worst ever, or somewhere in between, you could probably use a smile. The We Are Happy From website could not only put a smile on your face, it just might get you doing the Happy Dance!
We Are Happy From is a website that shares videos of people from around the world dancing to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams from the movie Despicable Me 2. The owners of We Are Happy From were inspired by the world’s longest video, 24 Hours of Happy, made by Williams, and the videos that pay homage to it.
Since the 24 Hour video was released in November 2013, videos of thousands of joyful folks dancing to that tune have been created across the globe. We Are Happy From has collected those videos so you can traverse the world seeing people dance to “Happy”.
As of this writing 1420 videos from 131 countries have been added to the We Are Happy From website. Watching all of these videos would give you nearly 103 hours of happiness. Can any other website match that?
To add to its global appeal, the website has translations available for:
You can see the videos from around the world by looking at the list of places and clicking on the links. The list of places includes major cities such as Tokyo, as well as smaller places like Sainte-Maxime, France.
The most recent videos have an asterisk by the place names so you can revisit the site and easily find the latest videos.
You can also get a global view of the Happy videos on a map. Go to We Are Happy From map page to see the interactive map plotting the locations of the videos. Click on a dot to watch the video from that place.
Here’s how “Happy” looks in The Maldives:
Does your town have a Happy video? You can submit your own video to be included in We Are Happy From. Click on the Suggest a Video link at the bottom of the website’s home page to submit a video from YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion.
What’s Pharrell’s reaction to this worldwide outbreak of happiness? Here’s what he told Oprah:
More happiness. I’m beginning to think happiness just might be contagious…
Does “Happy” make you happy? Do you enjoy the We Are Happy From videos? Is your town on the We Are Happy From map? Are you inspired to create your own Happy video? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!
We Are Happy From Around the World! photo by U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program (edited)
Photos in the Happy From Around the World Collage are from Flickr and used via Creative Commons:
*London by Santiago Almada
*Mt. Fuji by Col. John Powers
*Entering the Fjord by Trey Ratcliff
*Sunset Swim by 1LT CHRISTOPHER SNELL
*Stonehenge by .aditya.
*Eiffel Tower by Trey Ratcliff
*Luxor Egypt Sunrise by Cameron Grant
*French River by William Beem
*Morning on the Beach by Kathleen Collier
*Amusement Park by Stephen Cullum
*New York by drpavloff
*Japan by Trey Ratcliff