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78-year-old grandma rides a rollercoaster for the first time. Laughs the whole way

So much fun

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For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which we’ll be uncovering and bringing to you.

Ladies and gentlemen, the sound you’re about to hear is the rapturous laughter of a 78-year-old experiencing her very first roller coaster ride.

Steel yourselves: dangerous levels of joy lie ahead, and there’s a very high chance you’ll feel its effects. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

As part of Vodafone’s “Firsts” campaign, which films people experiencing things for the first time, a Dutch grandmother named Ria was strapped into a roller coaster alongside her granddaughter Daisy – and a video camera.

The end result? Well, it’s the delightful dose of happiness you need on this fine Friday morning – and a valuable reminder that you’re never too old or experienced to try something totally new.

Watch here as Ria, who seems almost overcome with excitement, laughs for the entire ride, stopping only to ask if her hair looks okay. What makes the footage even better is that Ria’s maiden roller coaster voyage was just a prelude to her ticking off an even bigger bucket list item – her first plane ride.

Frankly, if this video doesn’t convince you to drop what you’re doing right now and try something you’ve always wanted to do… well, we’d be very, very surprised.

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It’s hard to hide when you’re happy inside.