The Happy Part of the Internet

Photo by Keven Law.
Photo by Keven Law.

Many of my online friends have been dealing with serious problems lately. They’re the kind of issues that can’t be fixed easily. In some cases, they can’t be fixed at all.

I know what it’s like to receive unwanted, unhelpful advice during a very difficult time.

It’s so much nicer when other people stifle that urge and just sit with you through it, whether it’s in person or through private messages online.

That doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to do. The empathetic urge to do something to help is strong.

This is where the happy part of the Internet becomes important. There’s something soothing about looking at pictures of cute animals or trying to figure out the meaning of a photoshopped picture. (You wouldn’t believe how much time I spent trying to figure out if unicorn llamas were a symbol for something I hadn’t heard of yet. As far as I know, they aren’t).

Sometimes the Internet is a nice place.

Sometimes it’s hopeful.

Sometimes it gives you weird glimpses into other people’s minds.

Sometimes it’s retro.

Unicorn llama via Amberbunting.
Unicorn llama via Amberbunting.

Where do you go when you need to find the happy part of the Internet?

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