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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Flinkie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Cynthia Hahn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Pattie Kelly
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Hannah Weicht
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks proud of himself- as he should be!

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Katrina Thomas
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, he looks super cool right here.

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PyroarRanger
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Livy Drexler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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