KL-ites clapped and danced on the city’s streets recently for a local take on Pharrell Williams’ Happy video phenomenon – and now it's gone viral!

LowyatTV – the YouTube channel of Lowyat.net, a local online community – struck a joyful nerve on Wednesday when it uploaded a KL version of the ongoing global video tribute to Pharell Williams’ Happy, in which random people dance to the song in front of the camera.

Taking their cue from the original Happy video, which was shot in Los Angeles, tribute versions have been popping up from various cities around the world – among them Tokyo, Amsterdam, Berlin, Singapore, Dubai and others. And now, KL has its own version of Happy.

In less than 24 hours, LowyatTV’s video entitled Kuala Lumpur is Happy! has racked up more than 20,000 views, no doubt helped by the viral nature of social media, and cameo appearances by notable locals including actors Sharifah Amani and Iedil Putra Alauddin, DJ Stella Nutella and local band  Kyoto Protocol.

Because they're happy: Actress Sharifah Amani is one of the 100 KL-ites who paid tribute to the city in the Kuala Lumpur is Happy! video that has gone viral in the past 24 hours.