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Feel Good Friday: The Baby Elephant in the Room
Some incredible footage was recently released of a reporter in Kenya, named Alvin Patterson Kaunda. He was conducting a news report about wildlife conservation with some elephants behind him when one of the babies decided they wanted to be the main character. It’s pretty impressive how long the reporter maintained composure while his face was being inspected by the baby elephant’s trunk! Ultimately though, he erupted into laughter. It felt like such a privilege to watch this feel-good encounter! Here is one spot to check it out yourself.
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing have been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Remember to check back for our next Feel Good Friday!
Scarlett started as a volunteer with mindyourmind in 2012 and has been a member of the staff team since 2016. As a Psychology graduate from King's University College at Western, she is passionate about all things related to the subject and is a proud mental health advocate with lived experience.
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