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The 8 Best Vines of the Week: Hugs For Mandela & Pearl Jam Vines

This week: Viners offer encouragement to Nelson Mandela, with "#hugformandela" becoming a popular trend on the app. Also: Pearl Jam, Nick Jonas, coffee, and dogs. Happy July 4th!

With celebrities such as Pearl Jam and Nick Jonas using Vine more, the app continues to provide nifty promotional content and actually-funny pet moments, both of which have made it to our list.

But this week the Vine community came together in response to Nelson Mandela's current health condition. Vine is paying its own tribute with "#hugformandela", encouraging users to make Mandela-inspired Vines:

The Top 5 of the Week, In Our Opinion:

Our dogs love us!, by Brittany Furlan

This is the type of unexpected goofiness that enduces 10-minute laughing fits.

The coast is clear, by Miles Klee

Another wonderful and subtly hysterical dog moment.

Espresso #loop, by Illy

The famed Italian espresso company employs simple, yet impressive stop motion in advertising its lattes.

Unforgivable, by Mike Phirman

The greatest sin a man could commit.

Vine a hug for Nelson Mandela, by yelldesign

This stencil portrait is as well-crafted as it is moving.

The Week In Celebrity Vines:

The countdown is on, by Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam mysteriously tweeted this Vine, and is set to announce something big (a new album, a world tour) on July 8.

Taping, by Nick Jonas

In the spirit of Bo Burnham's pun-laden Vines, Nick Jonas makes a little joke of his own.

And the Most Popular Vine of the Week Is...

Pencil Strokes for Nelson Mandela, by Pinot

Our latest Vine interviewee Pinot came up with this Vine in honor of Mandela. More Nelson Mandela-related Vines can be found here.

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