By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Feb 01, 2023 at 10:56 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. Sports fanatic

I love how you can tell he's heard of baseball and even heard of some teams, but cannot put the right combination together. Especially for Texas Cub Cobblers, which was the sound of a brain forfeiting. Anyways, I would watch 47 more of these. 

2. Cat attack

Be forewarned: This footage of a vicious cat attack is not for the faint of heart.

Because it's so precious!

3. Carpool

This cat pitched up a hitchhiker. Seems weirdly fine with it!

4. Happy February

A fitting tribute to a famously nasty month.

5. The daily dog

Today's pupper has perfect Wednesday energy.

This dog gets it. 

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.