The world has a way of dragging us down from time to time. The best thing to do when you feel yourself slipping into cynicism is embrace the happy side of life, something these animals have no problem showing you how to do.
Good luck trying not to smile while looking at all these adorably cheerful faces. It's pretty much impossible.
1. Guess what his favorite meal is.
2. He just can't get enough of that ocean wind in his hair.
3. The least prickly hedgehog you'll ever see.
4. This guy just saw his best friend across the room.
5. Trotting over to steal your heart with smiles.
6. "If I sit longer do I get more treats?!"
8. Meet the quokka: possibly the happiest animal on earth. Just try to find a photo of one not smiling.
9. "You mean I can keep him?!"
10. I look like this when I order from the ice cream man, too.
11. He LOVES bathtime.
12. "Look, this human is my size!"
13. That's pure joy right there.
14. He makes this face every time he tells a joke.
15. This kid can't get enough of the snow.
16. "I love you, man."
17. Looks like someone might be ticklish.
18. Besties don't get much cuter than these two.
19. "What? I like bananas, so sue me!"
20. One word: BUBBLES.
21. This level of adorable happiness might actually kill me with cuteness.
22. "Eat your greens, you must."
23. "Aww gosh, you shouldn't have!"
24. "I love picture day!"
25. "Nap time is the best part of the day!"
26. Swimming class is her favorite.
All of these cuties make me feel like I just got the biggest, best hug ever.