Neil Patrick Harris has been giving us reasons to smile for three decades now by way of his zany characters, from How I Met Your Mother鈥檚 Barney Stinson to A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf. He鈥檚 about to give us 1,000 more, however, as he partners up with PepsiCo to introduce the brand鈥檚 latest beverage, a new sparkling water called Bubly, to the world.

Harris, who just so happens to be one of the world鈥檚 most GIF-ed celebrities (there were more than 53,133 GIFs of the activist as of press time), is 鈥淕IF-ting鈥 the world no less than 1,000 more animated snaps (hundreds聽of which he himself will be featured in), all in the name of helping people #CrackaSmile 鈥 one of the fun, cheeky slogans behind Bubly鈥檚 new campaign.

鈥50,000 GIFs of me sounds implausible鈥 but I鈥檓 all for it,鈥 the Broadway star tells Brit + Co.

While he already has a few faves floating around the internet (namely, the two thumbs up GIF seen above and another of his character Stinson shouting 鈥淣O!鈥 at the sky), there鈥檚 plenty to come from the new collection to be unleashed.

Some are simply classic Neil (see exhibit A, below) while others heavily showcase the brand鈥檚 new bubbly concoction, which has no calories and no sweeteners. It also comes in eight delicious natural flavors, including lime, grapefruit, strawberry, lemon, orange, apple, cherry, and, the father of two鈥檚 top pick, mango.

For Harris, the partnership was a natural one. 鈥淚鈥檝e been trying to maintain a career that is creative, but also positive,鈥 he tells us. 鈥淚 enjoyed the positivity in the messaging.鈥

Even better? He also legitimately enjoys the product. 鈥淢y favorite, and the family鈥檚 favorite, seems to be mango,鈥 he shares. 鈥淢ango is the first to be completely depleted at the house.鈥

That鈥檚 not to say he won鈥檛 partake in the others, however. 鈥淟ime is good鈥 lemon is great鈥 It鈥檚 something that everyone can drink, it鈥檚 good to have with a meal鈥 it鈥檚 still [water]!鈥

Luckily, the 44-year-old could lean on his improv skills to tell the world all about it. 鈥淚t鈥檚 hard when you鈥檙e texting often to include inflection,鈥 he points out. 鈥淭here鈥檚 no italics button. [If] you do all caps it [looks] like you鈥檙e shouting. I thought it was a great idea to promote in a non-traditional way.鈥

The campaign also gave him the chance to go 鈥渙ff-road鈥 with his acting skills, if you will. 鈥淸We] just got the cameras filming any random thing [we] could come up with, rapid fire,鈥 he tells us. 鈥淸I had the] freedom to not just stick to a bullet-pointed script approved by lots of people鈥 I felt a little bit like a David Shiner comedian.鈥

It was certainly a departure from the actor鈥檚 current role of Count Olaf, which he鈥檒l be reprising when season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events comes back to Netflix on March 30.

鈥淚鈥檓 very fortunate that I鈥檝e gotten to take on this role as Count Olaf,鈥 he says.

Though he may have undergone a two-hour plus (!) makeup transformation for the part each morning (鈥淲hen I鈥檓 done I feel like I鈥檓 somebody else. It鈥檚 always a strange magic trick鈥), he notes that he and his villainous character have far more similarities than one might think. 鈥淗e has a鈥 misguided joy and [relishes] In what he finds amusing. It鈥檚 not all dark and depressing. He gets to be more manic and brimming with evil glee.鈥

But more importantly, 鈥淚t鈥檚 always rare and fun to be able to get paid to shout at children,鈥 he teases.

All jokes aside, it鈥檚 when his own two children, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott Burtka Harris, whom he calls 鈥渉ilarious individuals鈥, do something exciting that brings a smile to the star鈥檚 face when he鈥檚 feeling less than happy-go-lucky.

Best. Reason. Ever.

What鈥檚 your favorite Bubly flavor? Share over @BritandCo.

(Photo via Bubly +, Michael Loccisano/Getty + Bubly)