When bad stuff happens in the world, sometimes you just need to kick back and watch images of big, cuddly orang-utans playing with ridiculously cute tiger cubs.
If that’s not doing it for you, a plucky labrador who’s made friends with an enormous African elephant might. Alternatively, feast your eyes on the various creatures who have made it their mission to ride on the backs of tortoises.
If you haven’t sussed it out yet, we’re suggesting that you keep scrolling and enjoy some of the internet’s best GIFs of animals being friends. Because if these guys can all get along, perhaps there’s still hope for us humans.
This great big gorilla knows that there aren’t many problems a cute kitten can’t fix
This caring spaniel is incredibly dedicated to his role as a sheepdog
This wolf cub and bear cub are having an awesome time being top predators together
This helpful piglet is showing a disabled sheep around the farm
This deer and dog prove you don’t have to be the same species to enjoy a cuddle
This bird has invented the sport of tortoise riding
This hyrax has perfected it
And this baby sea lion is working on an aquatic version
This sheep and baby rhino are about to have the best time running around the field together
This cat and dolphin are having a friendly discussion about who enjoys eating fish the most
This lion cub and his meerkat buddies are too sleepy to sing Hakuna Matata for you
This labrador puppy and cheetah cub just realised that dogs and cats are totally compatible
These nap buddies knew it all along
And this heartwarming scene shows that enormous dog plus tiny cat equals extra cuteness
These two intelligent mammals have discovered a mutual love of chillaxing
This elephant and sheep have teamed up to excavate their genetic link, the woolly mammoth
This tiger and bear plan on being bros for life
And finally, this orang-utan has just been hired for the best babysitting job in the world