Roland Rydstrom from Anchorage, Alaska, just had a few uninvited guests pop over to his place; last week, a mama moose and her two calves came over to his backyard. If that wasn’t enough, the moose liked Rydstrom’s grass so much, they decided to spend the day there.

The little buddies taste-tested everything from the chairs to the gates and when they decided the backyard was safe, they snuggled up together and even took a nap. At one point, their mama even gave them lunch. Rydstrom photographed the entire family trip from inside his home and when it was over, the man uploaded the pictures to the Internet. They immediately went viral, showing that people really needed to see something so innocent and cute during these hard times.

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Image credits: Roland Rydstrom

Image credits: Roland Rydstrom

Image credits: Roland Rydstrom

When Rydstrom saw the moose and opened the blinds to get a better look, the animals didn’t even notice him. “Right away, I found the Flat Stanley my cousins sent me from Iowa,” he told Bored Panda. “I had promised my cousins and their elementary school group that I’d take a picture of Flat Stanley with the moose in my yard, but so far in the almost three months I’d been working from home, I hadn’t been home when the moose were here — a very common experience. Flat Stanley had been out on the local hiking trails with me, but so far I’d been unlucky with moose pictures.”

“I took the pictures of the moose with Flat Stanley, and took a few without him and went to work. I really expected that the moose would walk away at some point but every time I looked up from my work, they were still there,” Rydstrom explained. “I could watch directly them from my work spot. It was a great distraction and a fun way to spend the day while I was editing concert footage for my job with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the day, as the moose changed lounging spots or walked away and came back, I’d go back to the window or the open door (the screen door was still closed), to take more pictures of them. They were oblivious to me most of the time (although their ears were up most of the time, so obviously they were alert).”

Image credits: Roland Rydstrom

Image credits: Roland Rydstrom

The Alaska Moose is actually the state’s official land mammal and 175,000–200,000 of these hulking critters call The Last Frontier their home.

Interestingly, the Alaska moose are sexually dimorphic, making the males 40% heavier than females. Male Alaska moose can stand over 2.1 m (6.9 ft) at the shoulder, and weigh over 635 kg (1,400 lb). Female Alaska moose, on the other hand, are about 1.8 m (5.9 ft) at the shoulder and can weigh close to 478 kg (1,054 lb). This makes the Alaska moose the largest member of the deer family and also the largest moose in the world.

Image credits: Roland Rydstrom

Image credits: Roland Rydstrom

It’s not easy maintaining such a physique. Although moose are herbivores, they eat enormous amounts every day. In summer, for example, it will happily munch on 73 pounds of food a day while in winter, it’ll chew on about 34 pounds of scrumptious greens.