15 Precious Animal Pictures Guaranteed To Give You Heart Eyes

They say "a picture is worth a thousand words," and we believe it!

There are times when we snap a picture that tells a complete story in an instant. These sweet moments capture the joy, sorrow, and complexities of life, especially when animals are involved. Who needs to speak the same language when we can say everything with a look?

1. This family fosters kittens. Whenever there's a singleton, their dog steps in as a surrogate mama.

dog cuddling kitten

2. "My son always texts to say he's on his way home. So I open the door, letting his 17-year-old cat and 16-year-old doggo know that he's on his way. This is them waiting for him."

dog and cat waiting for school bus

3. When you and your cat give birth days apart, achingly beautiful interactions like this are always a distinct possibility.

baby snuggling with kitten

4. He sat like this for 5 minutes straight after not seeing his owner for a few days. The look on his face is pure love!

adoring dog

5. A mare lost her foal, so they brought her a baby who lost his mother. Mere hours after meeting they've already formed a little family of two.

horse cuddling with foal

6. This stressed-out dad wasn't sure he wanted a dog. Now he and his "cuddle puddle" are taking it easy every day!

man cuddling with dog

7. Who's got four paws and is now cancer free? This guy!

black Pomeranian fist bumping human

8. Can you imagine looking out your window and seeing a family of squirrels snoozing on your window sill? We can't handle the cuteness!

nest of sleeping squirrels

9. Every Friday is now "Pupper Friday." Employee happiness is up 100 percent!

cute dog at work

9. Kitty saw the children playing on this rocking horse. Now she meows until someone gives her a push!

cat sitting on stuffed toy

10. That awkward moment when a dog steals your girl at the farmer's market.

little dog hugging woman's leg

11. This dog is his friend, protector, and ultimate snuggle buddy.

child hugging dog

12. He was just minding his own business when this goat followed him home from work. We'll allow it!

man with goat

13. "Jellybean does not like the cone of shame. He tolerates the flower of protection."

dog with cone around neck then the same dog with a stuffed ring around his neck

15. His dog kept stealing his favorite chair, so he got a doggy-sized one. We think the dog approves!

dog sitting in little chair

We can't get enough of these feel-good photos! Animals have the purest souls, and it feels like we can connect with them right through the computer screen.

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