Ella Wheeler Wilcox starts off her poem "Solitude" with
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone."
And how true that is.
I came across a video that has gone viral called the Laughing Tram Man, and it's all over FaceBook. Turns out the video was part of a campaign by the UK-based body and cosmetic company 'Rituals' to promote their newest product line the Laughing Buddha. Their motto
"Smile to the world and the world smiles back."
Not quite laughter, but it has the same result. It's contagious, and makes us feel good. Try it sometime, walk around smiling (or laughing) and notice the difference it makes in your life and those you come in contact with. And the actual physical action of smiling will put you in a good mood.
Anyway, Rituals set off for the Netherlands where they planted a man at a tram stop, along with some hidden cameras, to see what would happen to the people around him when he started laughing. See what happens below. I dare you watch it without laughing yourself.
I am going to make sure to watch this often, since laughter cures many ills.