August’s Monthly Dose of Goodness

Smile, it’s August! 😎


Yes, it’s true, already August! The month is full of sunshine, summer haze, and humid days.


We’ve put together some uplifting stories for a month full of goodness.


Ready? Here we go!



A dog giving puppy dog eyes

‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ Are an Evolutionary Trait Developed So Dogs Can Better Capture Our Hearts


Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have been looking at the surprising science behind how dogs got their puppy dog eyes, and it turns out that it’s to communicate better with us humans! How cute is that!?

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Saplings growing

Volunteers in India Do It Again — Planting 250 Million Saplings in a Single Day and Seeing an 80% Survival Rate


In Uttar Pradesh state, volunteers planted 250 million tree saplings in specially-designated geocodes to track survival rates. Can you believe that? In just one day, they’ve planted over a quarter of a million trees!

Read the tree planting story



An orangutan trying on a pair of sunglasses
Source: Lola Testu (@minorcrimes) via TikTok

Orangutan Rocks Sunglasses After Tourist Drops Them in a Zoo Enclosure


An orangutan at a zoo in Indonesia proved that apes are perhaps even closer to us than some might think. “The fact he knew what to do with them kinda scares me,” said the creator of the clip with over 40 million views — and 10 million comments — on TikTok.


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A man holding a white board showing the new powerful paint
Source: Prudue University / Jared Pike

New White Paint Is More Powerful Than Air Conditioning


Scientists have developed a paint that reflects 98 percent of sunlight, making it more effective than some air conditioning units. Its energy-saving credentials could help tackle the climate crisis. How cool is that!?

Read the white paint story


Spread Some Goodness This August

With VidDay’s mission to make a billion people smile, we are a start-up with a heart. We are harnessing the power of video to spread goodness across the globe.


does of goodness august

VidDay brings people together by creating a meaningful gift that brings people together all while staying eco-friendly. VidDay allows you to crowdsource video clips, photos, and text cards. So you can create a beautiful video gift that the recipient will cherish forever.

“We used VidDay to record congratulatory words from our instructors to our graduates since we were not able to have an in-person graduation! It was very sweet and appreciated by all! Easy to do!” — Jennifer Gallegos

Not only is creating a VidDay more eco-friendly than purchasing a paper greeting card, but sustainability is at the core of our business. This is why for every video purchased, a portion of the profits goes to planting trees. With over 100,000 trees planted already, we are on our way to growing a forest.



We also understand how important words of encouragement can be during a difficult time. This is why we wanted to help people during their time in need, so we decided to offer Get Well videos for free. That’s right, 100% free.