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Have A Nice Day
Forrest is on his Run Across America when a man in the t-shirt business approaches him and seeking inspiration for a new t-shirt design. The smiley face and "Have a nice day" expression is discovered.
**-- HERE IS THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT --** Have a nice day. Hi, I'm Steve Weber and today is scene 63 of 94 ans we count down to number 1 on July 6 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie Forrest Gump. Have a nice cay. The smiley face. The movie's creators took more artistic liberty when they implied that Forrest was the inspiration for the iconic symbol with a bright yellow background, dark oval eyes, full smile, and creases at the side of the mouth. Harvey Ross Ball is credited as the creator of the original design. In 1963, he created it for State Mutual Life Assurance Company to raise the morale of it's employees. In 1967, George Tenagi drew his own version and it was incorporated in an ad campaign inspired by song 'Put on a Happy Face'. In the early 70s, Philadelphia brothers Bernard and Murray Spain used the design to start selling novelty items with the phrase 'Have a happy day' ... which morphed into 'Have a nice day' But, why not just believe that Forrest Gump was the inspiration? It's easier to remember Forrest Gump than Harvey Ross Ball, the brothers Spain from Philadelphia, or George Tenagi. Have a nice day! Do you want to be more gump-like? ... Try putting on a happy face and wishing someone a nice day the next time you get mud splashed in your face. Let's learn to live our lives with Gumption.