A break from reality: Recharge with these feel-good videos, shows and social media accounts

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Here’s our collection of TV episodes, YouTube videos and social media accounts to check out to generate some positive vibes following a harrowing week.

After a grueling election week, it’s time to recharge.

While the election has been exciting and monumental, it was also emotionally draining – not to mention COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. You may feel inclined to turn the news back on and follow pushback from President Donald Trump on the race results, but it may be better to turn on a happy show instead.

Here’s a compilation of videos, episodes and accounts that could help lift your spirits this week:

YouTube videos

Instructions for a Bad Day: Spoken word poet Shane Koyczan reminds us what it means to be human.

Open Like Never Before: A Coca-Cola advertisement focuses on the hope we can take from hard times.

We don’t have forever.: This compilation of movie clips and quotes reminds us of the fleeting quality of life.

Alice Phoebe Lou, Walk on the wild side: Singer covers Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.”

The Most Beautiful Shots in Movie History: This video is suited for film nerds who want to enjoy the beauty of cinematography.

Experience Life – Robin Williams Motivation Tribute: Some of late actor Robin Williams’ best and most inspiring movie quotes.

Disney Motivational Quotes to Always Remember: A compilation of feel-good quotes from your favorite Pixar films.

TV episodes

“New Girl”
Season 6, episode 22 “Five Stars For Beezus”
Jess confesses her feelings for Nick, Schmitt and Cece receive exciting news and Winston connects with an important person from his life.

Season 2, episode 7 “The One Where Ross Finds Out”
It’s the moment we waited an entire season for – Ross and Rachel finally fall for each other for the first time.

“Queer Eye”
Season 4, episode 1 “Without Further Ado”
The “Queer Eye” crew travels to Jonathan’s hometown where they give his high school music teacher a makeover.

“The Office”
Season 5, episode 14 “Stress Relief: Part 1”
A fire drill sends Stanley into a heart attack and Michael into panic.

“The Good Place”
Season 4, episodes 13 “Whenever You’re Ready”
The show’s finale follows its characters until the bittersweet end.

“Parks and Recreation”
Season 4, episode 6 “End of the World”
When a cult predicting the end of the world rents out a park to hold festivities, the Pawnee parks and recreation department contemplate their own lives.

“Gilmore Girls”
Season 3, episode 22 “Those Are Strings, Pinocchio”
Rory graduates from Chilton High School and marks a new chapter of her life.

“Schitt’s Creek”
Season 2, episode 2 “Family Dinner”
Moira and David struggle to cook a seemingly simple family meal while the rest of the family works to solve their own mini crises.

Social media accounts

Some Good News: An exclusively positive news outlet created by Jim, John Krasinski, from “The Office.”

Humans of New York: An account highlighting people around New York City.

What About Bunny: An owner documenting her dog Bunny’s journey to “speak” with automated buttons.

My Day With Leo: A photographer altering images with cut-outs of celebrities’ heads.

This article appeared in the November 9, 2020 issue of the Hatchet.

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