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Watch the sheer, contagious joy Americans feel about cheap gas

Gas prices are now at their lowest point since the financial crisis, providing a boost for American consumers this winter. But it wasn't that long ago that the prices topped $4.00/gallon in some parts of the country. Check out the video above to watch gas prices move drivers to tears, prayer, song and dance.

To learn more about the global market forces behind this drop in gas prices, read: Why oil prices keep falling — and throwing the world into turmoil.

And click here for more on what the huge drop in gasoline prices means for America.

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