Animals·Posted on Dec 12, 2013The 31 Most Important Animal Cuddles Of 2013In what was undoubtedly the best year ever for animal cuddling, these were the moments that stood out.by Adam DavisBuzzFeed StaffLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. When this little boy from Japan napped with his best friend in the whole world. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 2. When these best friends reached pure nirvana. snarfager.tumblr.com 3. When this cat found the perfect nook for sleeping. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 4. When these sloths took their sweet, sweet cuddling time. reddit.com 5. When this pug and this lamb only face-cuddled because any more and the world would have exploded from cuteness. bunnyfood.tumblr.com 6. Any of the cuddles shared by these two. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com (For real.) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 7. When this cat crossed species lines to help comfort an injured pooch. reddit.com 8. When this pup found the best pillow in the house. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 9. When these two did a little spooning. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com And it didn't matter who was big spoon and who was little spoon because both positions were outstanding. 10. When Roku the cat cuddled up against his owner's hand. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 11. When these bulldog puppies got nice and close and you almost passed out it was literally so adorable. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 12. The time Corgnelius and Stumphrey showed us what brotherly love is all about. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 13. This smooth pooch going in for the hug. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF theberry.com 14. When this cat peered into your soul during this moment of pure cuddling ecstasy. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 15. When these two kittens bathed in the sun-dappled light and relished the moment. aneemals.com 16. When this panda displayed some beautiful parental cuddling instincts. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF pandander.tumblr.com 17. When this guy discovered a loophole in the "no dogs on the couch" rule. reddit.com And changed the future of dogs on couches. 18. When this sloth worked up the courage to initiate an interspecies cuddle. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com 19. The time these lions showed their softer side. reddit.com 20. When Ian Somerhalder gently held this puppy. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com 21. When these two decided to use their wheel for something other than running. reddit.com 22. The time these two showed us that color doesn't matter — cuddling is cuddling. reddit.com 23. When this puppy powered through his initial skepticism and learned to love the hugs. reddit.com 24. When this momma and her kitty provided the cutest distraction ever during a college lecture. reddit.com 25. The two-tier approach flawlessly displayed here. imgur.com 26. The time the cuddles got so intense that these two practically merged together. reddit.com 27. When these two kittens enjoyed some cuddles on their new bed. reddit.com 28. And when these two pups enjoyed some cuddles on their new bed. reddit.com 29. When this puppy was all, "What are you looking at?" and your heart melted a little bit. reddit.com 30. The time this baby realized just how lucky he was to have a cuddle partner like this dog. imgur.com 31. And when this baby was covered in tiny sleeping frenchies. cuteoverload.com The cuddle of 2013.