The internet was inspired when they heard what a fast food employee said after being asked a question about happiness.
In a video that resurfaced and went viral on Reddit’s “MadeMeSmile” forum, a man asked a person working at a fast food restaurant if they were happy. The Reddit post has 41,000 upvotes and 900 comments.
The original video was posted on Tiktok in January 2021. The video has 13.5,000 likes and has been viewed 230,000 times. The video is from the account called @areyouhapppy, where the owners walk around asking people if they are happy as part of a documentary.
Some things you can do to increase happiness in your daily life are improving your social connections, engaging in random acts of kindness, expressing gratitude, practicing mindfulness and self-compassion.
Answering “yes” to the man’s question, he was asked the source of his happiness.
“It’s hard. There are several sources of happiness. It’s not just anything, it’s mostly perception. Life is how you take it. Someone always has worse elsewhere, right? I have a roof over my head and food in my stomach. I’m a pretty simple guy,” the worker said.
In the last question, the man asked if he could tell the world a message, what he could say.
“Work together. Unite.” he has answered. “Stop dividing. The whole world is divided right now. Everyone needs to come together.”
Reddit users are complimenting his words in the comments section.
“The dude is on point,” u/Consensualwrestling wrote, “Very true words.”
“Words so natural coming out of his mouth,” u/Tasty_Telephone-8839 replied. “And if you understand his thoughts, you might agree that’s the only thing we need in this world. Life goes on.”
“Aww that made me smile, definitely. My man is right,” u/theceure wrote.
U/KittyPitty said, “This guy knows the ropes.”
“I would say he chooses to live simply and that’s great,” added u/FartToMeInFrench.
U/Sylux444 shared their opinion on happiness saying, “Happiness shouldn’t be based on being better than someone else. It should be about feeling financially secure and able to do what makes you happy. Work shouldn’t be what makes you happy. , because people will take that and abuse you working on your happiness.”
“Thanks man. He deserves better than society gives him, most of us probably do,” u/Reticentandconfused commented.
“A simple guy with thoughts that could make the world a better place,” u/snickns wrote.
Newsweek contacted @areyouhapppy for comment.