If you're feeling down today, get ready for a shot of cuteness. Spike the Beetle is the latest pet we all want to have, and he's becoming a social media sensation for his supreme artistic abilities.

Spike, a black stag beetle, lives in Japan with his English-teaching owner. Stag beetles are popular pets in Japan, where they're known as kuwagata, and celebrated for their samurai helmet-like horns. Spike doesn't wield any katana swords with his mighty pincers, but it turns out that he's pretty good with a paintbrush, and frequently creates colorful avant garde sketches. He also happens to be a big fan of snuggling under soft blankets, and politely eating dinner at the table.

Follow the adorable and gentlemanly adventures of Spike the Beetle below, and share this post with someone who might need a little pick-me-up today.

More info: Official Website, Instagram, Twitter

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

i think spike needs to give me some dating advice

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Flinkie 1 year ago

D'awww, this is amazing!! Spikey is really talented!! 😉

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Cynthia Hahn 1 year ago

It speaks to me. In tongues...but it speaks to me.

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Cooper Anderson 1 year ago

😂😂😂😂

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ChubbySquid 1 year ago

Mama shiny with her baby shiny

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Vanessica Bloxgirl 1 year ago

better at painting than me

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

i think we can all relate to spike

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Pattie Kelly 1 year ago

OK which nit wit put a banana at the front of my painting? Too tempting.

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Bernardita Valdés 1 year ago

Look at those little eyes, so cute ❤️

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Hans 1 year ago

"Long lies the kind", I guess.

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Hannah Weicht 3 months ago

He looks proud of himself- as he should be!

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

vegans stay away from spike

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

SPIKEY YOU'RE FAMOUS!

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Katrina Thomas 1 year ago

Okay, he looks super cool right here.

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Shane Chang 1 year ago

Sad watermelon is sad.

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

spike the beetle is the new ceiling cat

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

XD

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cryingcat 4 months ago

No..... I LOVE IT!!!

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

long live spike

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

Rawr

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

how well does spike get paid

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

if a beetle can do art so can you

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BREAK YOUr perceptions 1 year ago

airplane noises engage

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

Can I get friend advice from Spike?

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Maverick rudometkin 1 year ago

spike is best spike

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PyroarRanger 1 year ago

Heracross. A stag beetle is like a rhinoceros beetle and Heracross is based off of a rhinoceros beetle.

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Livy Drexler 1 year ago

This beetle has more artistic talent than most people I know. Good for you Mr. Spike!

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Susann Campbell 1 year ago

Now he is on his throne .

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