By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Oct 26, 2021 at 11:56 AM

These can be stressful, overwhelming times, and we want to help – so to start your day with a smile, we're going to post five funny viral videos and memes every morning. Because there's no better time for a good laugh than during bad times, and we believe in starting the day on the right foot even when things feel like they're all going wrong.

Enjoy – then be safe, be smart and be healthy. We're in this together.

1. You can do it!

Because it's Tuesday, aka a bad day that's not close to the weekend, here's a little sweet pupper overcoming obstacles and achieving its dreams. 

Be this puppy today, everyone!

2. Chicken acting chicken

I would be suspicious too if I was a chicken and if I knew what humans do to us. 

3. A new player has joined the game

Man, isn't ping pong hard enough?

4. The daily ... mystery animal

Oh man, am I terrified to see who's on the other side of this chain. Is it a lion? Is it Godzilla?!

Oh ... it's the snuggliest looking pup ever. I want to be his friend – for the snuggles and so he can help me move out of my apartment.

5. Rated R for real discomfort

We've all been there ... probably during the movie "Titanic."

Bonus breather

To help you cope with the rest of your day of social distancing and processing the news, here's a little bonus breathing exercise to calm the nerves and provide a little digital therapy.

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.