Zoos and aquariums hold a wonderful #CuteAnimalTweetOff and everyone wins
We interrupt your regularly scheduled selection of depressing news stories and dismaying tweets to bring you the most amazing thing that happened on the internet today.
The amount of cute animals you are about to see is almost unhealthy. Almost.
Zoos and aquariums across the nation participated in a very important #CuteAnimalTweetOff today. And the winner of the tweet off is everyone. Every single person alive.
It all started when Smithsonian’s National Zoo released a press release announcing the birth of the most adorable baby grey seal in the world.
Sarah Hill, who lives in Virginia, saw the press release and tweeted a taunt at the Virginia Aquarium.
The Virginia Aquarium is not one to back down when a challenge is issued.
Thus, a Twitter war began between the Virginia Aquarium and the National Zoo. What a war it was.
Upon seeing this epic struggle of baby animal portions, zoos and aquariums across the nation joined in, tweeting out achingly cute photos of their animal friends. What started as a simple little cute-off became a national cute-off, and we are not complaining.
This is social media done right. We hope everyone takes note of this amazing movement.