The third Thursday of every April – today! – is National High Five Day, started at the University of Virginia in 2002 when a group of students stood on the main quad and gave out high fives all day. According to the National High Five Day website, it’s “as simple as it sounds – a holiday about giving high fives and spreading good vibes.” This year, the holiday also benefits CoachArt, which assists kids battling chronic illness.

People can send virtual high fives or words of encouragement to the CoachArt kids and their families.

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