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From the February 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal

ON A RECENT FLIGHT, a young baby effortlessly made me and everyone within earshot laugh by chortling with such spontaneity, abandon, and sheer irrepressible joy that no one could resist joining him in his innocent laughter. And just when it seemed he had at last stopped chuckling and crowing, he would burst out laughing once more and set us all off again! It was as if the baby had been asked to find a benign way to relax and unite the passengers within a half-hour of takeoff—and he pulled it off with huge success.