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Start with a Smile: Watch Cosmo the Cougar's Viral Weekend Shot and Other Popular Videos of the BYU Mascot

by | Feb. 10, 2020

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Editor's note: Start with a Smile is a weekly Monday feature that starts the week off with family-friendly content.

Cosmo the Cougar’s airborne shot from the three-point line is the buzz of the sports world this weekend. The video already has over 2 million views on Twitter and even made it on ESPN SportsCenter.

This isn’t the first time the mascot from Brigham Young University has gotten social media attention.

In 2019, a 3-year-old asked for a drum for his birthday, and not just any drum, he wanted one like the one Cosmo plays during the “Y-Clap” at basketball games for his birthday. His grandpa tweeted the mascot to show the video of his grandson celebrating with his birthday gift. Cosmo then proceeded to invite the 3-year-old onto the court to do the “Y-Clap” with him.  

In addition to his trick shots, Cosmo also has skills with a lightsaber. 

The Cougarettes, a BYU dance team, frequently invite Cosmo to dance with them during games. 

Cosmo has also starred in some of his own dance videos. 

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Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail or at her piano. 

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