Cuddles and hugs make us feel calm and safe, help wash away stress, and raise the level of “happy” hormones in our blood. They tell us how to feel better than words can and just like humans, our fluffy friends use cuddles to show their love and affection and to get closer to their mommies and daddies.
Here at Bright Side, we’ve found pics of cuddling gurus from the animal world and we hope they inspire you to hug your pet right away!
1. “Hey, buddy! Take a picture of me and my girl!”
2. This is what true love looks like.
3. “When your cat literally hugs you”
4. We wonder what it feels like to be hugged by a lion.
5. “Daddy at home is everything she needs.”
6. Who knew chickens loved cuddles just as much as cats or dogs?
7. Aw...this owl looks so cute in her human’s hugs.
8. “Feeling calm and safe on Daddy’s chest.”
9. Just an opossum nuzzling his mom
10. This furry yoga teacher will always make sure you’re properly stretching your back.
11. No matter how big, he will always stay a cute, little lamb.
12. “My dog’s hugs are the best!”
13. “Let me give you a head and shoulder massage!”
14. “Hey human, where are you going? We’re not done with our hugs yet!”
15. “Come here, Mommy! I’ll give you a comforting hug.”
16. No one is happier to see you after a long working day than your dog.
17. The moment an emu met its new friend
18. Sloths are real cuddling gurus, aren’t they?
19. “I’m falling asleep in your warm embrace.”
20. These 3 look so peaceful in each other’s warm hugs!
Do you have pictures of your pets cuddling with you? We’d be glad to see them in the comments!