Written by : Derek Beckno

This Week in Happy News: January 27

This weeks happy news has a helpful 10-year-old, a nice gesture from a football team, a skilled autistic builder and 10 things to help you laugh.

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This week in Happy News, we've got a 10-year-old doing right, the San Francisco 49ers showing they care, an autistic man with a knack for assembling things and 10 tips to help you laugh a little more.

I’ve heard that people don’t have the time or energy to volunteer and help others, but that excuse loses a bit of its luster when you hear about individuals like Keegan Keppner. Keegan has terminal cancer, yet he still finds the energy and time to help the homeless by bringing them food. Learn more about the Eugene, Ore., youth at KVAL.com.

Next up is Brian Rozelle, the 49ers fan who followed the team all season. The Seattle, Wash., resident has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, but he didn’t let that stop him from traveling to watch his favorite team play the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game. His devotion got the attention of the 49ers' staff and players, who sent Brian an email letting him know he would be in their thoughts and prayers. The full story is at KTVU.com

We also want you to meet Brad Fremmerlid. Brad will put together that table sitting in your closet, or the bed frame that’s perched against the wall. He has a knack for putting together anything you can find,  but he can’t read or speak due to his severe autism. All he has to do is look at a diagram and he can build anything from there. Brad and his family have turned his skill into a business, "Made by Brad." For the whole story, check out TheStar.com.

Finally, here are 10 tips for putting a smile on your face:

  • Love your laugh.
  • Embrace positive laughter.
  • Don’t worry about being funny.
  • Hang out with people who have a sense of humor.
  • Know your sense of humor.
  • Look for humor.
  • Play pretend.
  • Fake it.
  • Adjust to your environment.
  • Don’t force the laugh.

Read the entire article in the Huffington Post.

And as if the news weren’t enough, watch some of our favorite videos, featuring a skateboarding cat, great music and scarf-wearing statues.

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