By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jan 20, 2022 at 8:36 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. Dog hog

*cut to the child 20 years later on a psychologist's couch* And I think that's the moment I became a cat person.

2. When snow fights back

She thought she was removing snow when THE SNOW DECIDED TO REMOVE HER.

3. Cat scratch fever

This song's a bop. Move aside, "We Don't Talk About Bruno."

4. The daily dog

Today's pupper just wants a snack but instead got an accidental five-mile run.

5. Catflix and chill

That cat has the same reaction I do to when Netflix says, "Hey, are you still there?" How dare you, streaming service; I didn't tell you to stop – or judge.

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.