World Smile Day – Friday 6th October 2017

Smiling woman with heart

Get grinning – today is World Smile Day! Artist Harvey Ball – who designed the famous yellow smiley face back in 1963 – created this cheerful day to get back to his original meaning of the illustration: making people smile.


So today is dedicated to making as many people as possible turn their frown upside down.

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This year’s theme is ‘little acts of kindness’ – so what simple thing can you do today to make others happy?

National Smile Day 2017

The theory is that each act of kindness you do for one person leads them to be kind to another four people. And so within five steps you’ve improved the happiness of over 250 people!

You can join in the fun with World Smile Day on Facebook, and find out more at


Photos by Vanessa Serpas and Bart LaRue on Unsplash