Welp, everything is horrible! If you’re anything like us, you’re glued to the news out of Boston (I recommend the WBUR livestream, which is not as full of awful bullshit as CNN apparently is). You could use a break, some kind of good news, something easy to think about — but you can’t tear yourself away long enough to go looking for it. Well, just relax and refresh this post while you wait for more news on Twitter. We will bring you emergency cute.

5:20 p.m. A wombat who’s not just going to sit around anymore.


4:59 p.m. Philip Bump’s dog, who has other things to worry about.

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4:37 p.m. Capybaras spending time with loved ones.

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4:18 p.m. A kitten clearing her head with some yoga.

3:43 p.m. A sloth who is just going to spend the rest of the day in this stewpot.


3:22 p.m. A pigeon with comfort snacks.

2:53 p.m. David Attenborough playing with a blind baby rhino.

2:30 p.m. Two dogs who know that feel, bro.

2:01 p.m. A cat who’s had it.


1:38 p.m. A tiger who wants a baby tiger to know it will be OK.

1:24 p.m. My dog, looking askance at badly sourced TV news. (Actually he is looking at noodles I wouldn’t let him eat.)

1:11 p.m. A sloth trying to offer comfort to a cat who was actually fine, thanks.

12:59 p.m. A rat doing the same.

12:43 p.m. A baby lemur taking appropriate measures for self-care.

12:25 p.m. A dog riding in a canoe (via @Burghpunk)

12:12 p.m. A baby tapir who has feelings about this week.

12:00 p.m. A cat dressed as a shark, riding a Roomba, chasing a duckling.