Oh, this is a bit nice. Pharrell Williams is pretty, pretty stoked that everyone really likes “Happy.” During an interview with Oprah, she pulled out a video showing people from all around the world dancing joyously to the song, and it brought him to tears. Partly because of this funny little tune that he thought up in his head being embraced and adored by so many, inspiring pure joy in people across many different languages to the point where people take ownership and make their own creations of self-expression to, in turn, share with the world. And also partly because it’s highly probable that many people in the video pirated the song and thus that short clip represents a decent sized portion of lost revenue.

Though on camera it remained stoically unmoved, we’re told that even the Giant Hat was extremely moved by the whole thing.