— Domani Spero
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Earworm ALERT! The US Embassy in Armenia funded this video produced in collaboration with the US Alumni Association of Armenia back in April. The video is directed by Artyom Abovyan and features US ambassador John A. Heffern as well as several Armenian celebrities who were alumni of U.S. programs in the country. The embassy is trying to get to 300K views and here is Ambassador Heffern trying to get Montel Williams‘ attention.
— John Heffern (@AmbHeffern) July 25, 2014
You may also watch it directly via YouTube below:
There are several ‘Happy Yerevan’ videos on YouTube and a whole series of Happy (fill in the blank) videos based on Pharrell Williams’ hit. Last March, the musician partnered with the United Nations Foundation to celebrate International Day of Happiness. There is Happy Astana, Happy Abu Dhabi, Happy Istanbul, Happy Egypt, Happy Beijing, Happy Singapore, Happy Dakar, and there’s even a Happy Star Wars Edition. The website http://wearehappyfrom.com keeps track of the Happy videos. To-date, there are 1,950 videos from 153 countries.
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