Today, across the United States, millions of Americans will cast their vote and officially close the book one of the most contentious elections in our country’s history. In the hours ahead, as ballots are counted and results roll in, political pundits will pontificate live on TV and social media will erupt in real time with emotional posts, knee-jerk reactions and a seemingly endless stream of divisive news articles, op-eds and memes.

While Election Day is perhaps the most important date to fall on the calendar every four years, it can be stressful and more than a little overwhelming.

That’s where your friends at Coca-Cola Journey come in. We pulled together a shortlist of heartwarming hits from our archives to brighten up your Nov. 8 newsfeed. So as you wait in line at the polls, or bite your nails watching the electoral map fill in with shades of red and blue, take a break to exercise your right… to pause and refresh with a few minutes of positive prose. Enjoy!

Message in Bottle

James Russo

Message in a Bottle: How One Boy Started a Floating Chain of Happiness

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Paws and Refresh: These Rescue Puppies Were Named After Coca-Cola Brands

What's in a Name? An Unexpected Connection Brings Lives Together

Hand Grenade of Happiness: SoulPancake and Kid President Bring More Awesome to the Web

Joel Robison

Joel Robison

How This Coca-Cola Image Changed a Photographer's Life

The Coloring Project/Illustration by Julia Snegireva

Crayon-Fueled Creativity: Inside the Adult Coloring Book Craze

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News Travels Fast: Meet the Parents Behind the #ShareaCoke-inspired Viral Video

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Watch Atlanta Students Send Coke Can to Space

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Choosing Joy: This Coke Employee is Paralyzed, But Says He’s Never Been Happier

Mark Armstrong, Illustrator

10 Things That Go Better with Coke (Fall Edition!)