1. The day this orphaned kitten pushed his stepbrother around in a tiny, kitten-sized shopping cart Via dailymail.co.uk Via dailymail.co.uk And the world came, shudderingly, to a halt. 2. The dual, simultaneous, equiversal kisses planted on this lucky otter by his two best friends. Via telegraph.co.uk 3. Four legendary birthday parties for, respectively, a stoned dog, two chinchillas, an existential cat, and Ludwig the elephant. Via heavy.com Via wot.wowstead.com Via aikunioka.seesaa.net Via imgur.com 4. The mischievous sloth who photobombed a group of tourists. Via abcnews.go.com 5. The day this kid and his cat decided to plot their escape together ... Via club.foto.ru ... and started a revolution. Via lolsnaps.com Via bunnyfood.tumblr.com Via awesomelycute.com 6. The smiling seal who welcomed a honeymooning couple to the Galapagos. Via imgur.com 7. And the meerkat who fell in love with a stuffed meerkat of himself. Via dailymail.co.uk 8. The fateful day when Boo the pomeranian hid inside a pile of Boos and then fell asleep. Via Facebook: boo Via Facebook: boo 9. The baby elephant who spent a day at the beach and had the time of her life. Via oddstuffmagazine.com Via oddstuffmagazine.com Via oddstuffmagazine.com 10. The letter this kid wrote to Professor Dumbledore (SPOILERS!) Via dearmrpotter.org 11. The cute but tragic but, let's be honest, more cute than tragic Panda Slide Accident of 2008. Via break.com 12. And the inspiring act of panda altruism that suddenly made everything OK again. Via Flickr: lef72 13. And then also the time that this panda thing happened. China Daily / Reuters 14. The people who rescued a sheep from a flood in a kayak. Via burlingtonfreepress.com 15. The little girl who saved a baby lamb from a volcano in Iceland. Via loldamn.com What is it with ovines in distress these days? 16. And the sheep who celebrated via frolicking. Photograph by Richard Peters / Via richardpeters.co.uk Via globalanimal.org 17. That time when all the cats decided to imitate all the babies and totally nailed it. Via ecrivainparisien.wordpress.com Via sweet-blog.blog.cz 18. The photobooth proposal that totally worked. Via angelaandithyle.com "These are the pictures from when we got engaged. I have no idea in frames one and two and am really confused in frame three (lets never make that face again!) and really surprised in frame four." 19. And the somber Victorian photoshoot that didn't. Via reddit.com 20. The basset hounds who won that race where two basset hounds RACE RIGHT INTO YOUR HEART. Via julieklausner.tumblr.com 21. The serious cat who got photobombed by his idiot friend. Via cimpanza.geek.hr 22. Let's not forget Pickles the Etsy-modeling pug. Via etsy.com 23. Or the pug who pushed her toy baby pugs around in a stroller. With a parasol. Via jennythepug.com Via jennythepug.com Via jennythepug.com Via jennythepug.com Via jennythepug.com Via jennythepug.com And then settled down to watch a piece about herself on the local news. It goes without saying that this was a great day for big pugs, little pugs, strollers, and parasols alike. Possibly one of the greatest. 24. Or (for God's sake) the seeing-eye pug who helps her blind pug friend get around. Via dailymail.co.uk The blind pug, Elly, is on the right. Her sighted pug friend Franky is always at her side to make sure she doesn't get lost. 25. And also while we are on the "seeing-eye" topic, let's talk just real quicklike about this seeing-eye cat who see-eyes for a labrador out of the great and glorious goodness of her heart. Via animalintelligence.org 26. Then there was the time we all learned what happens when you burn someone's feelings. Flickr: passiveaggressive / Via passiveaggressivenotes.com The story behind this note is that the long-suffering father who received it had postponed a beach trip with his 8-year-old daughter until he could finish watching the football game. 27. And the time a possum broke into a bakery and ate so many danishes that he couldn't leave. Via imgur.com 28. And this bunny bathtime. Via imgur.com 29. There was a partially paralyzed kanagaroo who became a therapy animal for an Oklahoma woman suffering from depression. Sue Ogrock / AP After a stroke, and a debilitating depression, and an attempted suicide, Christie Carr found new meaning volunteering at a wildlife refuge, where she met Irwin, a five-month-old kangaroo who had partially paralyzed himself after hopping into a fence. The town of Broken Arrow unanimously voted to create an exemption to their exotic animals ordinance so that the inseparable Carr and Irwin could continue their lives together. A puppy who fell asleep on the job. Via tehcute.com 30. IRL Russell From "Up" Via geekologie.com 31. And IRL Mufasa and Simba. Via reddit.com 32. IRL OCELOT KITTEN!!! Via Flickr: cskorik 33. The cutest monkey ever to walk the Earth. Via b3ta.com 34. The threatening letter to the Tooth Fairy. Flickr: passiveaggressive / Via passiveaggressivenotes.com 35. The family portrait that went horribly, horribly wrong. Via myconfinedspace.com 36. And the family portraits that went exactly right. Via reddit.com Via bunnyfood.tumblr.com 37. One awesome toy company decided to make children's drawings into weird plush toys. Via childsown.com 38. And four awesome cats got all dressed up in four awesome sweaters. Via izit.org Via Flickr: heather_mendonca Via Flickr: hueiweiku Via Flickr: observationpost His name is Reginald. 39. The day Lil' Bub was born. Via lilbub.com Via lilbub.com Via lilbub.com 40. And the unforgettable day when we first met Memebon. Via cuteoverload.com Via cuteoverload.com Via cuteoverload.com Via cuteoverload.com Via cuteoverload.com Via cuteoverload.com 41. This little girl struck a pose for her mom in Shanghai. Aly Song / Reuters (Via Dobby) 42. This dog comforted her sister during a thunderstorm. Via imgur.com 43. And this dog was comforted by his person during a trip to the vet. Via irenesinternet.com 44. Then there was the mouse who climbed to the summit of a dandelion just because it was there. Via dailymail.co.uk 45. The flower girl who had a lousy day at the Royal Wedding. newsweek.tumblr.com / Via Twitter: @akdobbins 46. The cat who got older but didn't grow up. Via expresident.tumblr.com 47. The dog who got older but who - what I am trying to say is that the important point of this story is that HE IS BEST FRIENDS WITH A CHEETAH. Via intradayfun.com Sorry, parallel structure fail. 48. The cat who always waits for her dog best friend to pick her up for their daily stroll. Via kot-de-azur.livejournal.com 49. The cat who thought he was a penguin. Via Flickr: 13gattimiao 50. And then this. Via imgur.com Would you like more animals in your life? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Animals newsletter and get cuties like these in your inbox twice a week!