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We All Need This Cute Animal 'Tweet-Off' Right Now

Screengrab via Twitter
Screengrab via Twitter

Not sure if you’ve been paying attention, but the world isn’t looking so great right now. People are scared. There’s no easy way to make yourself feel better in these trying times, but here’s something good—zoos around the globe are having a #CuteAnimalTweetOff.


The tweet-off began after the National Zoo released a picture of its adorable new seal. After a Virginia woman challenged her state’s aquarium to get in on the cuteness, the viral moment we all desperately needed was born.


So take a breather from checking your breaking news notifications, and instead, gaze lovingly at these good, innocent creatures.


Feel better now? No?


How about now?


With such fierce competition, it’s hard to declare a winner, but I’m pretty sure it’s all of us.

Eve Peyser was the night editor at Gizmodo.

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We don’t need this!!!

This is why we are in this situation. Every damn time things get tough or serious, everyone retreats into sports or cats or dogs or celebrity gossip or some other bullshit distraction!

Wake the FUCK UP!

Get angry!

Speak out!

Do not relent and lay back thinking there is nothing you can do! Let your voice be heard and don’t go quiet!

People are scared and you’re hosting articles on cute animals. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!

Rise up! Stop with the bullshit distraction escapism bullshit!