Thanks for stopping by for Day 12 of Upworthy's 31 Days of Happiness Countdown! If this is your first visit, here's the gist: Each day between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, we're sharing stories we hope will bring joy, smiles, and laughter into our lives and yours. It's been a challenging year for a lot of us, so why not end it on a high note with a bit of happiness? Check back tomorrow (or click the links at the bottom) for another installment!
A lot of the time, Twitter can seem like humanity's worst idea: a 21st-century town square where your closest friends, least-favorite politicians, ornery journalists, badass stand-up comedians, and bitter, aging stars of your favorite teen sitcoms conspire to make you feel miserable about yourself and the world.
Add to the mix a certain ex-reality show host whose every asinine word sends the planet into a collective panic attack, and you have all the ingredients for a self-inflicted nightmare. And yet, it's impossible to stop scrolling.
Saving this feverishly addictive hellscape is the delightful wholesomeness of Jonny Sun, a Canadian humorist, playwright, and all-around sweet-seeming weirdo, who tweets as a delightfully oddball alien character named — appropriately — jomny sun.
If you have the singular misfortune to be on Twitter, you should follow him immediately to bless your timeline with soothing tweets like this:
Delightful, inscrutable tweets like this:
And achingly bittersweet, yet ultimately hopeful tweets about bouncy castles like this:
"With the inflatable bouncy castle, I think it's successful because it's this specific moment of happiness — it has this overwhelming positive effect," Sun told NPR of the viral tweet in 2015.
If you could use some Chicken Soup for the Twitter Soul this holiday season, do your overtaxed, overstressed, over-it-all brain a solid and give Jonny a follow.
Then do yourself a bigger favor and mute everyone else.More days of happiness here: DAY 1 / DAY 2 / DAY 3 / DAY 4 / DAY 5 / DAY 6 / DAY 7 / DAY 8 / DAY 9 / DAY 10 / DAY 11 / [DAY 12] / DAY 13 / DAY 14 / DAY 15 / DAY 16 / DAY 17 / DAY 18 / DAY 19 / DAY 20 / DAY 21 / DAY 22 / DAY 23 / DAY 24 / DAY 25 / DAY 26 / DAY 27 / DAY 28 / DAY 29 / DAY 30 / DAY 31