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People Are Sharing Their Black Boy Joy And It Is The Best Thing Ever

Thanks Chance.

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Last week after the VMAs, Chance the Rapper, shared photos of himself along with the hashtag #BlackBoyJoy.

The hashtag existed before Chance’s tweet, but the rapper’s use of the inspiring phrase lead to a huge number of men sharing photos.

And people are loving it.

#blackboyjoy is awesome. We steal boyhood and joy from so many black boys & men. I love to see a happy, playful black boy/man.

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The pictures people have shared are guaranteed to make your day. Like this boy going down a slide.

S/O to @chancetherapper for being a PHENOMENAL MAN! Pic: My Nephew Quadir playing at the playground. #BLACKBOYJOY

Or this guy smiling.

Smiling is a key component to Joy #BlackBoyJoy ✊🏾

Since Chance started the #BlackBoyJoy hashtag my crews gotta be a part of it 😁😁😁

This little boy is just out here living life.

#BlackBoyJoy a handsome blessingπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ DuglasπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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Pictures of people in their natural element.

No better feeling than when I'm in my element #BlackBoyJoy

I still mess with u, u just ain't ever heard. #pejashot #BlackBoyJoy Pc @urgfjournalist / @Candalien

And this cutie off to a date.

Y'all can't tell me my nephew ain't the ish. Here he is going on a movie date. Lol. #BlackBoy #BlackBoyJoy

Same.

I'M HERE FOR THIS I LOVE MY CAREFREE BLACK BOYS πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ #BlackBoyJoy

Ikran is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@buzzfeed.com.

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