He goes off for 6 minutes on all the politicians sitting right in front of him. It's. Just. Great.

So few politicians are worthy of praise, but North Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson may be one of them. Everything he says for the first three and a half minutes is a fantastic summation of what's wrong with our political process.

At 3:47, though, he plays the blame card — just not in the way you'd expect.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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