#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 is the bright light we needed after this troubling week
The past few days have been nothing short of draining. Going to bed Tuesday night hearing that another unarmed black man was killed, only to attempt to sleep Wednesday night after watching the Falcon Heights shooting video was nothing short of tragic. In times like these, it is crucial to remember that as a black person in America, our self-care is crucial
On Thursday afternoon, #CarefreeBlackKids2k16 started trending on Twitter. It was started by Heben Nigatu, the co-host of one of our favorite podcasts, Another Round and a co-writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The hashtag resurrected some of our favorite viral videos of all time, as well as some new ones we haven't seen before
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When this little girl killed it!
#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 my child https://t.co/F4Ojky3NAM — Julia (@juliaocw) July 7, 2016 '
Mr. Postman, the carefree black kid version.
#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 https://t.co/AzG0YztGdR — Heben Nigatu (@heavenrants) July 7, 2016'
Let's not forget the most classic vine of all-time.
@heavenrants #CarefreeBlackKids2k16 ICONIC https://t.co/ooGT0mScBW — Eyezora (@eyezora) July 7, 2016 '
When your whole family lit.
#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 https://t.co/vfJV3Daiba — Squidward Tortellini (@Zeadache) July 7, 2016'
Carefree enough to join your mama in dance.
#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 https://t.co/mUMFkV1qpJ — Robyn (@Swaggy_Peete) July 7, 2016 '
Best "Drunk in Love" cover, ever....
...and the best jig to a Jay-Z song, ever.
#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 https://t.co/ycPHcYLV1B — Stacey E. Singleton (@staceyNYCDC) July 7, 2016 '
You just really can't out do black kids.
"The whole world makes me happy."
Let her sweet voice touch your soul #CarefreeBlackKids2k16 pic.twitter.com/pmzS6gfdkG — It's My Birthday ✨ (@kayarand) July 8, 2016 '
We literally make fun out of any moment.
#carefreeblackkids2k16 https://t.co/2rn6t40Rp6 — Gabby DUB (@GabbyW626) July 8, 2016 '
And we serve as the best squad.
Teach them at a young age...
#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 in Chicago of all places. pic.twitter.com/bKtz6HmP0Z — Qui (@anonquiqui) July 8, 2016 '
...and get them in "Formation."
Lifting spirits, one action at a time.
They prolly won't ever know how much they've lifted my spirits today. Love my fam. #carefreeblackkids2k16 pic.twitter.com/rTRRtifyk1 — insertsumthingclever (@_bri_elise_) July 8, 2016 '