It’s only the third day of Black History Month, and each day has brought forth fresh outtakes of black joy.
Comedian Dennis Bank, who uses the Twitter handle @Felonious_munk, wanted to see more of that joy when he asked black men on Twitter to share photos of themselves smiling with the hashtag #BlackMenSmiling.
“Today let's share some pics of #BlackMenSmiling,” wrote Banks. “Like big goofy smiles. Happy (even if just for a moment) with life smiles. Normalize happy. #BlackHistoryMonth where your teeth at?”
And black men responded in kind on Friday, sharing photos of themselves in various forms of glee.
#BlackMenSmiling was trending for much of Friday. Some of your favorites celebrities, like Terry Crews, also got involved.
“If nothing else #BlackMenSmiling is opening my eyes to how rare it is to catch a Black man smiling on camera,” Banks said in another tweet. “It's like we can't leave evidence of our happiness.”