By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 24, 2021 at 7:09 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. Wasted one of its nine lives on this nonsense

I'll never not laugh at these videos of cats looking like liquid terminators ... until one rolls along, completely misunderstanding the assignment.

2. Downward dog

This dog's commitment to physical wellness and fitness is commendable, even if I don't understand it.

3. DJ Diapers

I see a future in club DJing in this child's future. Don't know why, I just do.

4. Anyone else getting "Labyrinth" flashbacks?

Watch this poor man fall apart trying to understand his new salt-and-pepper shakers.

See, this is exactly why I never season my food, ever. 

5. The daily dog(s)

It's not quite the weekend yet, so you deserve this video of a line of puppies.

My favorite pupper is the one about eight down who didn't bother with the video and just kept sleeping. An inspiration to us all.

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.