The news is largely terrible, so sit back, relax, and enjoy something delightful for a change. Here's a thread of majestic snow leopards biting at their own ridiculously floofy tails.
The thread was created by Twitter user Rae Paoletta and quickly picked up other contributors. It seems there's an abundance of photos of snow leopards having a chomp at their tails, which is ridiculously pleasing.
The thread has gone viral over the last week with over 200,000 likes because LOOK AT THEM. But before you do, make sure you're near a hospital or at least a medical professional because they're so fluffy we can't promise you that you won't die.
Look at this one.
Now, look at this one. She thinks. Her tail. Is food.
Your tail isn't for eating, silly snow leopards.
Why do they do this?
"One main theory is that it uses its furry tail as protection from the harsh cold in the mountainous regions it lives in," one biologist wrote on Quora.
"In cold conditions, it is possible that this could prevent frostbite, as has likely evolved as a behavioral trait. In captivity, many snow leopards likely have this trait ingrained in their behavior, and thus perform it even if its not freezing cold outside. However, like all cats snow leopards do like to play, and biting their tail can also be interpreted an act to pass time."
Besides, if you had a tail that puffy can you honestly say that you would be able to resist?
Ok, back to the fun stuff. Check out this hungry oversized puffball.
Brace yourselves for this next one. They're so floofy this one may finally do you in.
Still alive? Maybe this one will do it.
Others contributed with pics they found in the seemingly endless supply of pictures of snow leopards nomming on their own tails.
Which was most welcome.
Pretty delightful, huh? Hope you survived the cute overload.
Whilst we have your attention, here is an excellent observation about pangolins.
If you still need more cute, check out this thread of Siberian flying squirrels. We promise you won't regret it for a second.