By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 20, 2022 at 10:31 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. Party pups

These dogs like to move it, move it. Or actually quite the opposite. 

2. The big screen experience

And now a cat doing its best impression of audiences watching "The Arrival of a Train" back in 1896.

3. Now that's quite the carry-on

Somebody didn't quite understand correctly when a friend asked, "Do you subscribe to Peacock?"

Listen, you do you ... but how exactly does one find out that a peacock is a good emotional support animal for you?

4. The daily dog

Today's pupper is all tuckered out.

That little body can only hold so much adrenaline and sugar. Someone get him some orange slices.

5. The great war

Soda ... pop ... always you wrestle inside of me. Always you will. 

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.