This one was interesting for two reasons. It’s one of the few events in Animal Crossing that isn’t based off a real world event and it’s one of the only events that only took place in Wild World.
Taking place on the fourth Sunday of every month (and the third Sunday of January), Yay Day was an event that was all about being positive to the people around you. You’d visit your different villagers and say something nice to them. Doing so would help greatly increase your friendship levels with the various villagers.
When you approached them, you could actually type in something and they’d remember that. Also, if you wanted to go crazy and type “boyfriend”, “girlfriend” or “my love,” they’d blush and get embarrassed.
In past games, having higher levels of friendship usually equaled being able to get better gifts and more frequent ones. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, many characters now offer you a lot more engaging story moments as you get closer. This event would allow you to get even closer.
Plus, if you added a multiplayer element that has you sending compliments to your friends it might be good practice, especially for younger players battling with not becoming toxic.