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Viral videos of Aretha Franklin and a priest on a hoverboard raise spirits

Perhaps in a bid to counterbalance depressing news of end-of-year terror alerts, internet users browsing social media and news websites have been clicking massively on upbeat videos of Aretha Franklin giving a stellar performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as sharing a clip of a priest in the Philippines performing mass on a hoverboard.