Diane Moca: Did you come to Aurora because you knew it would make you happy? Speaker 2: Yeah. Alaysia Nephew: Yeah. Diane Moca: Aurora just landed near the top of the list of the happiest cities in the nation. Aurora's number 21. So what makes us so happy? I'm going to find out with the help of Miss Make-Believe. So shall we go find out what makes people in Aurora so happy? Miss Make-Believe: Absolutely. Let's go. Whoo. Diane Moca: What do you think it is about Aurora that makes people so happy? Nexie Thomas: The City of Lights. Diane Moca: The City of Lights. I don't know. Is there anything else? Wait. When... Miss Make-Believe: There we go. Nexie Thomas: Did I win something? Diane Moca: Did you feel the happy vibe when you got to Aurora? Myles Imhoff: Not on the road, no. The people drive a little bit crazy, at least for my speed. Miss Make-Believe: Can you tell me what goes inside of a birthday cake? Molly Monroe: Flour and... Miss Make-Believe: Flowers? Molly Monroe: I don't... Miss Make-Believe: Like roses and daisies and stuff? Yeah, put some flowers in there. That sounds like a nice cake. Something is definitely happening. Whoa. That's amazing. Alaysia Nephew: She really is magic. Miss Make-Believe: I really am magic. It's not real, though. It's just a sponge cake. Molly Monroe: Gotcha. Miss Make-Believe: Yeah. Diane Moca: But it still made you happy. Molly Monroe: Mm-hmm. Diane Moca: Cake definitely makes you happy. What would make you happy? Alaysia Nephew: How about a dog? Miss Make-Believe: Oh, yes. Do you have dogs [inaudible 00:01:45]? Speaker 2: Yep. Miss Make-Believe: You do? Speaker 2: Mm-hmm. Diane Moca: Really? Speaker 2: Yep. Miss Make-Believe: Really? Alaysia Nephew: Gosh, she just made me a dog, and it looks just like mine. Miss Make-Believe: I got something in this bag for you that will make you really happy. It's right in this bag. Oh. This bag's a little deeper than I remember it being. Got it. Take it from this end this time. Got it? Oh. Yeah. I'll just bring it there. Oh. What is this? Varsha Venugopal: Never-ending. Miss Make-Believe: Oh, amazing. The never-ending rainbow. Diane Moca: And did you feel happier today than you thought you would? Molly Monroe: Yeah. Diane Moca: It worked. Just come into Aurora. And smiles are contagious, so you really can spread happiness.
Clown Invades Fox Valley Mall after Aurora Named One of the Happiest Cities in the Nation
What makes you happy? A study from WalletHub said enjoying leisure activities, staying married & having pride in your community played a big part in catapulting Aurora to the top 15% of the happiest cities in the U.S. Talking Cities sent Miss Make Believe to Fox Valley Mall to find out if it’s really all unicorns and rainbows in the city of lights.
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