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The Only Good Thing On The Internet Is Ariana Grande’s Video For “Breathin”

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It stars her pet pig, so…

The internet is mostly bad, but sometimes (sometimes!) it contains something good. With The Only Good Thing On The Internet, we are celebrating those rare good things.

Ariana Grande recently released a video for one of the best songs off of her new album, Sweetener, “Breathin.” It is a glorious three minutes and 18 seconds of her pet pig, Piggy Smalls, walking on a furry surface and sniffing her surroundings, the camera capturing her every move. And that’s it—that’s all the video consists of. There's no accompanying upside-down camera work or visions of Grande climbing up the sides of towering buildings. The singer doesn’t even make an appearance. It’s just a homemade video of her new pig (or chicken, depending on who you ask) going on a mundane adventure.

It's a simple video, yes, but that doesn't mean it isn't perfect or that, in its simplicity, it isn't meaningful. Grande shared earlier this year that the song is about her anxiety. “It's like the worst feeling in the whole world,” she said while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “It's a song about that feeling, I was having lots of [anxiety attacks]. We were in the studio, we were writing, and I was like, 'Ugh can't breathe.' And they were like, 'We're going to write this song.' And I was like, 'Okay, I still can't breathe, but we'll write it.'” She went on to add: “We made this song. I can kind of breathe now, so we’re good. Progress.”

Piggy Smalls helps Grande breathe a little better, too. She shared on Twitter that Piggy Smalls is an “emotional support pig,” and it’s been proven that pigs, and pets in general, can be therapeutic. By documenting Smalls’ cuteness, the star is helping to spread the sense of peace that her pig has brought into her life. It’s one of the few pure and innocent things that can be found online.

Grande told a disappointed fan that she’s releasing another “official” music video for the track later on. “Thought this one would make u laugh while u wait for the real one bc I took a break to take care of myself for a lil while,” she explained. She has that right. The video is a way for us to take care of ourselves as well. And it's definitely the only good thing on the internet.

Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project

Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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