World Smile Day® 2013

Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!

At ClearCorrect, we're in the business of making smiles, and we encourage everyone to join us and ClearCorrect Bob in our efforts today, on World Smile Day®!

World Smile Day® is celebrated on the first Friday of October every year. The very first World Smile Day® was held in 1999, and was created by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. You may know Harvey for the signature yellow smiley face he created in 1963, which went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.  

As his signature smiley face gained popularity and recognition over the years, Harvey became increasingly concerned about it's over-commercialization. He felt his original concept had become lost in the marketplace. From his concern came the idea for World Smile Day®. He felt that everyone around the globe should devote one day a year to smiles and acts of kindness. Harvey's unmistakable smiley face knows no politics, geography, religion, or creed, and the idea behind World Smile Day® is that for at least one day each year, neither should we.

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