It was Victor Borge, the famous Danish comedian, to whom we can attribute the quote: “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people”. And he was right, laughter is universal in human cultures and
There are many ways of laughing. It can be called a giggle or a guffaw. Some of us laugh quietly and others let it all out. As per the famous quote by E E Cummings “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter”.
A LOL by many other names may be a HaHa or HeHe, it is that which we call a laugh or many forms of telling if something is funny.