By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Aug 16, 2022 at 12:31 PM

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. An air-venture

I've had some weird airport adventures – but nothing with as many twists and turns as this video.

Nothing can prepare you for the cat's – pardon me, the LYNX'S – eyes. 

2. A mix-up at the husband factory

I see nothing wrong with this. 

After all, they say comedy speaks to the truth, right? RIGHT?! (*starts to wonder if I'm bad at signifcant other-ing*)

3. Mrs. Doubtfire, at your service

Only thing missing is the lady on the phone pulling the iconic Sally Field "the whole time THE WHOLE TIME!?" line delivery. 

4. Bird-brained service

Ah, so that's why I was told what my puppy needed was a cracker. And also: BRWAAAHK!

5. The daily dog

Today's pupper is easily distracted. 

Fair enough, I do the same thing with pups. And animals in general. And shiny objects. I may have a problem.

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.