Days are getting gloomier and colder, and soft blankets are yet again becoming our seasonal best friends. With pumpkin spiced lattes flying off shelves and golden leaves covering the streets, you realize that careless summer days are over.

So this post is basically a savior from autumn blues, proven to work wonders in warming hearts and melting souls. Thanks to the great people on the “Aww'' Reddit community, this cuddly collection of the cutest animal pics features animals from tiny birbs to clueless hamsters, ginger foxies and floppy-eared bunnies and… there’s a place for everyone!

Scroll down, upvote your favorite photos and don’t forget to share the post with anyone who’s feeling a little down today.

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Look At This Mother Quokka Enjoying Her Leaf!

Look At This Mother Quokka Enjoying Her Leaf!

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Shona
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw look at that little one it seems just as happy as mummy is!!!

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Saw These Ducklings Cuddling Because Of The Cold Weather Today

Saw These Ducklings Cuddling Because Of The Cold Weather Today

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To find out more about where the human/animal bond stands in our hectic world, we reached out to Dr. Ivan Zak, the CEO at Galaxy Vets. When asked if we've grown distant from animals and the natural world, Ivan fortunately assured us that the connection between humans and animals “is only getting tighter as more and more pet owners strongly identify themselves with their pets.”

“Humanization of companion animals is a growing trend, as a recent survey revealed that 87 percent of pet parents say their pets are a core part of their overall happiness and well-being,” he explained.

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We Fed Our Backyard Squirrel Once... Meet Frankie At Our Backyard Door Waiting For More Nuts

We Fed Our Backyard Squirrel Once... Meet Frankie At Our Backyard Door Waiting For More Nuts

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Dr. Ivan also stressed that having empathy towards all the critters on earth is something essential to our core of being humans. “Being kind to all creatures, great or small, is an essential element of compassion and humility,” he said and added that “It’s important to teach children to respect and care about animals so that they grow into more empathetic individuals and live more fulfilling lives.”

#7

I've Never Seen A Mouse That Looks So Much Like A Mouse Before

I've Never Seen A Mouse That Looks So Much Like A Mouse Before

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Rissie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He was practicing for his Disney audition. The lady with the car key and birb will accompany him.

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#8

Fox Sleeping On Skylight

Fox Sleeping On Skylight

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#9

That's Not A Banana

That's Not A Banana

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Shona
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww! More upvotes for you little snek

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Moreover, “research shows that animals are also capable of compassion; they can display empathy in many different ways such as comforting and responding to humans crying,” Dr. Ivan said. He added that when humans are going through a physical or emotional struggle, they can empathize with their furry friends and even mourn.

#10

A Pair Of Young Stoats Crossing The Street

A Pair Of Young Stoats Crossing The Street

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Putting A Brave Foot Forward

Putting A Brave Foot Forward

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On the other hand, owning a pet requires great responsibility and it’s one thing to look at cute pictures of animals and fall in love with them, and a whole other when you really have to take care of them in joy and in misery. “Owning a pet is like having children. Anybody who gets a pet without researching what it takes to look after one is in the same boat as people who have kids because they are cute. This is why I’m such a strong advocate for wellness plans and pet insurance,” Dr. Ivan concluded.

#13

Hedgehog With Plushie

Hedgehog With Plushie

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#14

Everyone Sending Mammals And Birbs, But Baby Pufferfish Is Very Cute!

Everyone Sending Mammals And Birbs, But Baby Pufferfish Is Very Cute!

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#15

So This Happened To Me Today

So This Happened To Me Today

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KJ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratulations, you have ascended to becoming a Disney princess.

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#16

Baby Fox Sleeping On A Branch

Baby Fox Sleeping On A Branch

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Brian Bennett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks comfy - sometimes I sleep with my tongue out too!

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#17

Baby Sheep

Baby Sheep

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Shona
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw he/she is even smiling for the picture!!!

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#20

I Consider This Aww

I Consider This Aww

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Brian Bennett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I would have had a smile like this I would have been married much sooner!

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#21

A Puppy Named Marley With Her Bunny Friend Beau

A Puppy Named Marley With Her Bunny Friend Beau

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#22

Nature Just Being Cute

Nature Just Being Cute

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#23

Small Bunny Sleeping In Bunny Bed

Small Bunny Sleeping In Bunny Bed

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#24

A Bowl Full Of Baby Otters!

A Bowl Full Of Baby Otters!

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#26

A Baby Tiger Quoll, A Marsupial Native To Eastern Australia

A Baby Tiger Quoll, A Marsupial Native To Eastern Australia

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Kookamunga
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are also known as "Nature's Chainsaw" - very very sharp teeth.

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#27

Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls

Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls

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#28

That Time I Became A Mother In Antarctica

That Time I Became A Mother In Antarctica

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Otter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Antarctic penguins are totally unbothered by humans. Penguins in a colony are too busy yelling and chasing each other to bother with humans.

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#29

My 3 Week Old Guinea Pig, Pippin She’s A Bit Special

My 3 Week Old Guinea Pig, Pippin She’s A Bit Special

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#31

Some Adorable, Curious Baby Deer

Some Adorable, Curious Baby Deer

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Brian Bennett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now we've posed for you how a bout a little nourishment?

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#32

Looks Pretty Cute

Looks Pretty Cute

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#33

Baby Elephants Waiting For Their Mom

Baby Elephants Waiting For Their Mom

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Brian Bennett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where the heck can she be? Hey bird fly up and see if you can spot her!

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#34

I Am So Pretty

I Am So Pretty

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Otter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

IT'S A QUETZAL! Where did you get a chance to take a closeup of a quetzal???

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#35

I Hear You Were Looking For The Cutest Photo On The Internet?

I Hear You Were Looking For The Cutest Photo On The Internet?

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glowworm2
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Adorable, but this is definitely a stuffed animal.

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#36

This Lil Sea Otter Pup Was Napping Outside My Window (I Live In A Floathouse In Alaska)

This Lil Sea Otter Pup Was Napping Outside My Window (I Live In A Floathouse In Alaska)

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#37

Happy Little Man

Happy Little Man

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#38

This Cute Goat Baby

This Cute Goat Baby

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Missy Moo Moo
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's something about baby goats that make me want eeeeeekkkkkk!!!

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#39

Not The Usual Animals You See Here But. I Love Those

Not The Usual Animals You See Here But. I Love Those

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Brian Bennett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You guys are terrific - got one of you boys I feed every night - but you're still afraid of me!

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#42

In Case You Needed It Today, Here Are Some Hyena Cubs

In Case You Needed It Today, Here Are Some Hyena Cubs

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Brian Bennett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Hyena! You guys is cute - misunderstood - just a clean up crew!

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#43

Mr. Duck Muchly Happy Under Sun

Mr. Duck Muchly Happy Under Sun

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Elli Rahim
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you looked searched for a picture of happiness this is what the algorithm will serve.

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#44

This Rare Blue Eyed Box Turtle Has Such A Contagious Smile

This Rare Blue Eyed Box Turtle Has Such A Contagious Smile

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#46

Sleepo Beepo

Sleepo Beepo

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#47

Lord Farquaad

Lord Farquaad

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Otter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think there's about an ounce of actual rabbit under all that fluff.

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#48

Bath Time

Bath Time

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Brian Bennett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And why not? It's udderly possible! (sorry I had to say it!)

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#49

Golden Bun Hour

Golden Bun Hour

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Brian Bennett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm comfy - I will not walk on that dirty sand -thank you!

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#51

Lots Of These Little Cuties Running Around When We Were On Holiday

Lots Of These Little Cuties Running Around When We Were On Holiday

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