By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

35 Animal Photos That’ll Make You Smile So Hard You’ll Pull A Facial Muscle.

Mental health is very important. Sometimes when you're down, you're really down, and it feels like nothing can get you back up again. In these moments especially, don't be afraid to do the things that bring you joy. Go to your favorite ice cream shop. Go for a walk. Marathon your favorite TV show. Paint. Cry. Write. Pet a dog. Pets of all shapes and sizes, as part of the family or through animal-assisted therapy, can lift your spirits too.

Animals are known to provide people with unconditional love and healing. In my own experience, my pets - both past and present - have given me joy, laughter, and listening ears. They've helped me through grief, mistakes and failures, and heartache. I remember soft paws pressed upon my chest as I cried. I remember the cuddling, kisses, and warm breath, though it was never the freshest. I felt stronger to have someone there for me.

Below, you will find 35 photos of animals who just want to be there for you and make you smile. Make sure to pass it on.

#1. You're the most wonderful part of my day!

#2. Is that the new cowch from Pottery Barn?

Is that the new cowch from Pottery Barn?

#3. So, you want to go to the mall? Uh, go ask your mother.

#4. Give it away, give it away, give it away now.

#5. You and I, we're not like the rest of them. We're special.

#6. "Our scars have the power to remind us that the past was real."

#7. Pandamonium taking a sabbatical.

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