International Happiness Day brings smiles to the Legends

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WYANDOTTE, Co. -- Everyone just celebrated St. Patrick's Day and April's Fools Day is right around the corner, but you didn't know Saturday is a holiday. That's right, International Happiness Day, and folks at the Legends Outlet celebrated for a good cause.

More than 300 people took a break from shopping to sign the Happiness Wall at the Legends to tell the world what they're happy for. Raelyn Whitney with Live Happy Magazine said, "For every card we get on the wall, we're getting a dollar for Big Brothers and Big Sisters."

It was money for a good cause and way to celebrate International Happiness Day, complete with "Mr. Happy." Costumes, bright colors, and smiles attracted Marijke Klahn's three grandsons. "The boys wanted to stop. They were excited. They wanted to see what was happening!"

Kansas City is just one of dozens around the world who put up a wall Saturday, in an effort to tear down any negativity. Whitney said, "Just for somebody to stop, take a minute, share what they're happy for, makes a big difference."

People stopped and filled out white cards, explaining in purple marker, what makes them happy, or what their happy act was for Saturday. The organization encouraged people to take photos and tag themselves using #happyacts.

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