MORRISSEY is spending the day enjoying all the good things life has to offer.
The singer, accompanied by cheerful, rosy cheeked pals Leonard Cohen and Will Self, is driving around in a red convertible, drinking wine in pavement cafes and making friendly chit-chat with strangers.
He said: “It would be churlish to be miserable today, a day dedicated to happiness everywhere, so I am indulging in 24 hours of upbeat optimism.
“And of course, the thing I love about International Happiness Day is that it actually causes a huge amount of anxiety as people get terribly worried about whether or not they are happy.”
Morrissey then began crooning What The World Needs Now Is Love while chirping cartoon bluebirds settled on his outstretched arms.
Passer-by Nathan Muir said: “Christ, even Morrissey’s happy now.
“That makes me wish I was dead.”