It’s no secret that 2016 has been a rough year for most. While it’s become all to easy to get wrapped up in the overwhelming negativity that surrounds us, it’s important to remember that there is still plenty of good happening in the world.
Go ahead and roll your eyes at my optimism and call me naive if you must, but if given the option to spend my time being a cynical Debbie Downer or a slightly obnoxious, overly postive cheerleader I choose the latter. So, in the spirit of positivity, here are 5 people that made us say “Hell Yes” this week.
1. Chrissy Teigen
The ever adorable Chrissy Teigen won our hearts yet again this week when she shared the truth behind how celebrity mothers are able to rid their bodies of baby weight so quickly. In an interview with Today, she admitted that moms in the spotlight are provided tons of professional help when it comes to getting back to that pre-baby body.
“Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything,” the supermodel explained. “I think people get this jaded sensation that everybody’s losing it so quickly, but we just happen to be the ones who are out there.”
She also revealed what we always assumed to be true, that celeb moms have nutritionists, dietitians, trainers, nannies, and any other help you could possibly imagine.
“We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape,” she said. “But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic.”
Thanks for always keeping it real Chrissy.
2. An Adorably Confused Grandma
Grandma’s are the absolute best, especially when it comes to the holidays. Home-cooked turkey and stuffing, followed by all the pie your heart could ever desire, what’s not to love? One grandmother has officialy won Thanksgiving this year by inviting a stranger to her family dinner and it’s unbearably sweet.
17-year-old Jamal received an adorable text message from a confused grandmother about Thanksgiving dinner and the interaction was probably the cutest thing we’ve seen all week. Jamal responded with a picture of himself saying “You not my grandma” followed by “Can I still get a plate tho?” To which the world’s sweetest grandmother replied, “Of course you can. That’s what grandmas do … feed everyone.”
Jamal then shared their sweet conversation on Twitter and unsurprisingly, the internet fell in love.
3. Ali Segel
The amount of sexism in our society today is alarming to say the least and completely inexcusable. So, when writer Ali Segel came across the sexist example sentence Merriam-Webster used to support their definition of the word “femininity,” she knew something had to be done.
She tweeted at the dictionary-maker’s social account and called them out for such a incredulous mistake. Within 30 minutes of her original tweet, Merriam-Webster removed the sentence and apologized for their unbelievable “oversight.”
Mission accomplished! Thanks Ali, not all heros wear capes.
Yes, we realize Tinder isn’t technically a person, but it’s a community of people and they’ve most definitely earned their spot on our list this week.
The founders of Tinder recently announced that they would be accomodating all genders within their swiping app by giving users the option to identify however they choose. About damn time, Tinder. This is said to be the first step of many to make the app more open to all users regardless of their identity.
5. Eddie Redmayne
Last, but certainly not least is the star of the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Aside from his undeniably adorable nature, Eddie Redmayne was featured in a PSA this week that passionately defended Hufflepuffs everywhere and we can’t stop watching it.
“At the end of the day, we’re going to do the right thing, not because of the glory, but because of the greater good.”
I’ve never been so attracted to a Hufflepuff before…