There’s a lot happening in the world, and let’s face it, the news can be very overwhelming. Few people know this better than Stephen Colbert. 

The Late Show host makes his living by making fun of the modern news cycle, but even if laughter is the best medicine, sometimes you need to call in reinforcements. Enter Oscar the Grouch to help our favorite late-night host find the silver lining amid the dourness of the daily news.

Colbert and Grouch sang a song together about why it’s important to be hopeful even when the world starts to look overwhelming. Here’s their ballad: “Things Are Going to Get Better.”