By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jan 22, 2021 at 7:46 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. More of a snowball flop than a fight

I admire this young snowball duelist's enthusiasm and throwing form. There's just one thing missing: making the snowball go forward and not backwards.

Somewhere, Newton's laws of physics are very confused. 

2. All bark, no bite

These dogs really want to fight ... except when they have the opportunity to fight.

Or maybe they both just really hate fences?

3. Packed up and ready to go

Look, it's me when I found out my dad was going to the Super Bowl ten years ago – except this little guy fits slightly easier than me. 

4. The daily (sea) dog

You've made it through five whole work days this week, so I think you deserve this clip of a dog of the sea hugging a dog of the land. 

5. Fraidy cat

I don't know what this cat just heard, but it appears to be shook. Maybe it got word of a dog in the area? Or a trip to the pool?

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.