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This One Photo Set The Twitterverse On Fire — And We’re So Glad It Did!

After tweeting a picture of their a seal pup, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo started the #CuteAnimalTweetOff.

One thing we can all agree on, no matter our diverse beliefs, is that cute animals are just the best.

And recently, a single tweet by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo started an adorable trend that reminded the world of that. They shared a picture of a new gray seal pup, and not long after that, other zoos and aquariums got in on the action. This is when the #CuteAnimalTweetOff was born.

This tweet probably wasn’t mean to start a cute animal movement, but that’s exactly what it did.

Soon, the Virginia Aquarium formally challenged the National Zoo by sharing this delightful duo.

Before long, Twitter became flooded with adorable animals, like these two who live at the Bronx Zoo.

Animals of all shapes and sizes were included.

There’s nothing better than seeing cute, cuddly animals in your news feed, am I right?

This little guy serves as the perfect distraction from all the world’s problems.

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The San Diego Zoo made sure to remind us that insects can be adorable, too!

As the day went on, it became more and more difficult for Twitter to declare who the mascot of the #CuteAnimalTweetOff should be.

But if you ask me, we’re all winners when there are cuties like these owls on the internet!

These animals were simply on a mission to make Twitter adorable again.

What’s better than one cute animal? Four, of course!

The Maryland Zoo wasn’t kid-ding around when it shared a picture of these little ones.

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Eventually, it was time for these creatures to get their beauty sleep. They had another long day of cuteness awaiting them.

Check out even more #CuteAnimalTweetOff submissions by clicking here. And don’t forget to share these cuddly animals with anyone who could use a pick-me-up!