The point isn't to cheer up the people who got laid off. The company doesn't care about them.
The point is to motivate the people who are still around. Get them to work hard. Keep them from abandoning the company. I don't know if it will work in this case, but in my experience, people tend to forget the layoffs fairly quickly.
The only thing that can make a layoff 'good' is if it gets rid of the dead-weight, the coworkers who weren't really contributing anyway, probably wrote buggy code, and were slowing you down by talking for 10 minutes every sprint. That is the only kind of layoff that can be called a 'remix.'