Jimmy Fallon @jimmyfallon showed the world with this Instagram photo Friday (above) that he’s a regular person like the rest of us. He tries to open stuff with his teeth, experiences consecutive misfortunes, and becomes the butt of jokes among his friends and loved ones.

His reaction should serve as an example – instead of wallowing in misery, what does he do? First, finds the humor in his situation, next, publicly gives props to his dentist.

You can’t tell me that somewhere, an oral health caregiver wasn’t screencapping Fallon’s “Thank you Dr. Jobe DDS!”  Friday and feeling sufficiently bonded with a patient.

Lessons learned: Misery doesn’t love company. Humor and gratitude go a long way.