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What would you do to make people happy?

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The government are launching a huge campaign asking people how happy they are.

They want to know what they can do to make people around the UK happier and find out how pleased everyone is in their day to day life.

So we want to know what YOU would do to make people happier? What tops tips would you give the people in charge to make everyone smile more?

Maybe you think we could all do with longer weekends? Or should everyone get free cake on their birthday?

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Your comments

"I would give them some toys!"

Elle, 9, Caerphilly, Wales

"To make people happy I would be nice, give them presents and tell jokes!"

Mirei, 12, Tokyo, Japan

"I would tell them a funny joke or tell them something embarrassing that happened to me!"

Rebecca, 9, Buckinghamshire, England

"I think we should all get free cake and sweets on our birthdays!"

Sara, 10, Sussex, England

"A hug or something random to make them forget about being sad for a while and think about the silly things that come out of my mouth!"

Nivetha, 12, London, England

"I would give them a hug and make them laugh."

Amy, 11, Nottinghamshire, England

"I would tell them all the good things but not the bad things."

Gursharan, 10, London, England

"I would tell them a joke or pull funny faces!"

Liam, 10, Liverpool, England

"I would talk about things that they are really funny or absurd."

Daisy, 9, Somerset, England

"To make people happy I would complement them and smile."

Anna, 13, Reading, England

"I would try to make someone laugh. I also think that Laurine's idea is a good one!"

Louise, 11, Surrey, England

"I would tell them things I think they're good at and help them to think positively about who they are!"

Lydia, 13, Burnley, England

"I would tell a joke or maybe buy lunch for them!"

Amina, 12, London, England

"When I know my friends or family are sad, I call them and make them feel better. I love giving hugs to people who are sad as well. I absolutely love trying to make people happy!"

Ella, 12, London, England

"I would try to make them feel good about themselves by giving them a compliment."

Maddy, 12, Hampshire, England

"I would give them a hug or say something silly that happened to me!"

Chloe, 13, Somerset, England

"I would act in a weird way! That always makes people laugh!"

Lauren, 11, England

"I would try and hug them or give them a complement!"

Georgia, 12, Kent, England

"I would do anything as long as it put a smile on their face."

Aaliyah, 12, Sussex, England

"To make people happy I would try and do funny faces like crossing my eyes and turning my eyelids inside out! Works every time!"

Eleanor, 10, London, England

"To make someone happy I would give them a sweet or something like that to cheer them up a bit!"

Eve, 12, Cheshire, England

"I would try and say nice comments to people, just because I can and it's really nice when they smile back at you!"

Elena, 12, Belgium

"I would make them a card or a small present and say nice things to them."

Emily, 9, London, England

"I would start a website where sad people could post a message and happy people could help them!"

Laurine, 13, France

"I think it would be nice to make people happy and give them a hug when they are sad!"

Leah, 11, Cumbria, England

"To make people happy I would ask the government to have parades all over the world and have fun things to do in town for kids and adults!"

Aleah, 10, Bradford, England

"Do something funny!"

Rosie, 13, Wales

"If I had to make someone happy I would make them laugh by telling a joke!"

Fatima, 11, Yorkshire, England