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Happy? Let the world know via UN and Pharrell Williams’ 24 Hours of Happiness


It truly is a gift to be able to see the silver lining of a bad situation; better still to be able to pass that gift around.

That is what Pharrell William's new website, http://24hoursofhappiness.com/ is about.

Launched on Friday, March 20 in support of the International Day of Happiness, the website features several videos of all sorts of people in different countries and continents—even Sims from the popular computer game!—singing and dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit song “Happy.”

Anybody can upload. Pharrell himself will be choosing his favorites throughout the day. A different timezone unlocks every hour; as of this writing, there have been six zones unlocked.

So far, there have been entries from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and yes, even the Philippines, to name a few places.

In particular, the first Philippine entry is the very same video from March 12, featuring the residents of Tacloban dancing amid debris, all smiles. 

The second entry is made up of snapshots and collages of Filipinos having a good time.
 


24 Hours of Happiness is a result of Pharrell Williams and the United Nations Foundation teaming up together to raise funds for the latter's humanitarian efforts the world over. 

If you would like to donate to the cause, you can visit the UN Central Emergency Response Fund's website.

And remember: Have a #HAPPYDAY! —Vida Cruz/KG, GMA News
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