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19 Reasons Why Quokkas Brighten Up Even The Shittest Monday

#happyquokkamonday.

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1. Meet Irishman Allan Dixon...

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2. The 30-year-old really loves quokkas.

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4. And why not? Quokkas are VERY cute.

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5. In 2013 Dixon won Tourism Australia's "Best Job in the World" competition, and spent the next year travelling around Australia (yep, best job). In 2014 he visited Rottnest Island off Western Australia and discovered quokkas for the first time.

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7. After several years sharing #HappyQuokkaMonday photos with his 425,000 followers on Instagram, Dixon is currently crowdfunding a quokka-themed mental health book.

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FYI: Dixon's incredible Instagram feed isn't "just" quokkas, there's lots of brilliant pics of him goofing around.

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And goofing and hanging around.

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14. Why quokkas? "I thought they had been undervalued," Dixon told BuzzFeed. "No one had taken the time to get up close and personal with them."

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15. "When you see them in person you get the feeling that they don’t exist anywhere else in the world, this butterfly feeling."

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16. (Classified as vulnerable, quokkas are mainly found on just a few small islands off the coast of Western Australia, where they mainly just hang around looking cute and posing.)

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17. Inspired by the quokka's brilliantly simple approach to life, Dixon hopes his book will "make people smile, open up new horizons of thoughts, and maybe even transform their lives."

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18. If you want every day to be a Happy Quokka Monday, back his Kickstarter.

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19. Happy Monday from #STRAYA! 🇦🇺👋

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