(Devin Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

This panda cub playing in the snow for the first time is so cute it hurts

The world is not always so bad

Joanna Rothkopf
January 7, 2015 12:45AM (UTC)

Are you a human or alien with a heart? Then you will die a thousand joy deaths watching Bao Bao, the National Zoo's 16-month-old giant panda cub playing in the snow for the first time.

In the far-too-short video, Bao Bao curls up into a fuzzy ball and hurls himself across his snowy enclosure. Then, he wrassles with his ma, Mei Xiang. Then, you run to your office bathroom and have a quick cry because can you even remember the last time you felt such unadulterated happiness?


Further vetting: Salon's Lindsay Abrams raves, "It's rare that I like an animal video, but this is by far the exception."

For more pictures of National Zoo animals frolicking, click here.

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