I have a question: when you guys watch cute animal videos (all the time, I’m sure) and you’re around other people and you see a particularly good animal video, do you force the people around you to watch the animal video? Even if you know for a fact that they don’t particularly enjoy animal videos? Because you think surely they will like THIS animal video, because this is the best animal video you have ever seen and you can’t imagine there’s a person out there who would feel apathetic towards it? Let me tell you, the person who does this kind of thing is the WORST kind of person to be, and I am that person pretty much ALL THE TIME. And especially last night when pulling together this week’s list. What a nightmare. “You need to stop doing your work and look at this video of a mini-pig. Look. I’m sorry. Look at it. I’M SORRY.” These videos are all pretty great though, I have to say. I can’t imagine that any of you aren’t going to love them. Look at them! LOOK AT THEM!

10. Bird Imitates R2-D2

9. Seal Trying To Remove A Diver’s Mask

8. Diver Removes A Hook From A Puffer Fish

7. Monkey Is Very Demanding

6. Synchronized Kittens

5. Prairie Dogs Eating Carrots

4. Mini-Pig In A Pool

3. Baby And Puppy Meet For The First Time

2. Beagle Is Excited When Its US Airwoman Owner Comes Home

1. Mini-Pig Walks Down The Steps

TWO MINI-PIG VIDEOS IN THE TOP FIVE? Yes! (And I think they’re both the same pig.) (Whatever.) I will admit that after watching the video at number one I spent roughly 20 minutes researching mini-pig breeders and “are mini-pigs affectionate?” may or may not be in my recently searched items. #livelife. (They are not affectionate like dogs are affectionate but apparently they like to be rubbed and will let you cuddle with them if you want to.) (#livelife.) The beagle video is wonderful and heartwarming, and the baby meeting the puppy video is another video I made friends watch, and those friends did not care about it at all. Very foolish. Very foolish of them. Prairie dogs eating carrots is just a delight. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!

Comments (25)
  1. I thought #3 was the cutest, just because you can clearly tell that the baby has not yet reached the time in its life when object permanence could be recognized.

  2. That R2-D2 bird was very cool. I was like, “This is #10? What’s the rest of this list going to look like?” In the end the mimicry talents of the bird would’ve placed it higher on my ordering of this list, I can’t argue with the videos that made it in the top 5. The soldier’s beagle recognizing her owner again made it dusty in here like a Neil Degrasse Tyson speech.

  3. Prairie Dogs are the best. I could spend all day at just that exhibit at the zoo. They make the cutest alarm noises to each other too.

  4. Attempted Murder: Seal! Also, that seal seems very dog-like. Aww.
    Also, I LOVED that pufferfish video until the VERY end where you saw that dude’s mohawk.
    Yes, baby, first lesson! Puppies are adorable!
    How did Beagle welcoming home airwoman not win? It got REAL dusty in here all of the sudden!!!

  5. I liked that puffer fish! He puffed up!

  6. Pretty sure that seal was trying to murder that diver.
    Baby and Puppy was perfect. A++
    I definitely didn’t get teary watching that beagle homecoming. Nope, certainly not.

  7. In answer to your question, I do not know any people who do not enjoy animal videos, so this is never an issue.

    • I have a friend who doesn’t like dogs, at all. And doesn’t think puppies are cute. And he is meh on pretty much anything cute and furry. Is that a sign that he might be a sociopath or something?

  8. Dude, the beagle video. Is someone cutting onions in here?

  9. great videos this week, kelly! also, did anybody notice that one prairie dog was eating something that wasn’t a carrot? what was that?

  10. I’m so mad at my boss today that I had to fake sick and come home to beers to keep myself from rage-quitting, and then I saw these videos! Could be the beer talking, but mini-pigs thank you for letting me continue to pay my bills!

  11. Just for a change of pace, may I present the cassowary. It’s basically an emu that can growl.

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