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  • A snake in the grass
  • A gap in the road
  • A cardio workout
  • “Boo!”
  • You’re a skydiver
  • You’re a Van Halen fan (if you are, you’ll understand the reference)
  • You’re a fan of the Toronto Raptors
  • You’re a fan of the St. Louis Blues
  • You want on the bandwagon
  • For joy

Just as there are numerous reasons to jump, there are an infinite number of reasons to smile. As this woman demonstrates, it’s entirely possible to do both.

Jump is an unincorporated community in Hardin County, Ohio, that once had its own schoolhouse, and from 1882 until 1901 had a U.S. Post Office.

The high jump has tested the skills of athletes dating back to the 1800s. Javier Sotomayor is the reigning world record holder for men, at 8-feet one-quarter inch. Stefka Kostandinova holds the women’s world record at 6-feet ten-and-one-quarter inches.

We’re not sure what compelled the young woman in this photo to defy gravity, but we do suspect it was simply joie de vivre.

Whether hunting for the remnants of Jump, Ohio, or searching for the secret to Javier Sotomayor’s airborne buoyancy in his birthplace, Cuba, professional WBIS photographers span the globe in search of radiant, life-affirming smiles. You can browse an inspiring gallery of nearly 800 WBIS photos here.

Daily on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, the We Believe in Smiles™ campaign posts a fresh portrait of an individual (or individuals) who reminds us all of the magic of a healthy smile. DOCS Education is proud to be the founding sponsor of WBIS, whose message is simple: No politics. No marketing. No B.S.



Photography by Avital portrait first posted online in May 2019. ©2019 We Believe in Smiles™. All rights reserved. To inquire about purchasing or leasing a photo canvass of this or any other WBIS photograph for your office or home, phone 844-228-4825.

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