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Empirical Proof That The Shedd's Sea Otters In The Snow Are The Cutest Things On Earth

By Stephen Gossett in News on Mar 16, 2017 7:20PM

Settling the age-old debate once and for all, the Shedd Aquarium on Thursday shared incontrovertible video and photographic evidence that, yes, sea otters in the snow are indeed the cutest freaking sight one can ever hope to behold in his or her time on Earth.

The Shedd Aquarium's five sea otters—Yaku, Kiana, Mari, Luna and Ellie—frolicked impossibly adorable after their caregivers brought them some fresh snow from Monday and Tuesday's massive late-winter dump. Traffic snarls and flight cancellations be damned, we got at least one glorious side effect from the snowfall.

The Californian and Alaskan sea otters—four of which are rescues, according to Shedd—roll around, slide on their backs, munch some snow and seem to even do a bit of camera mugging. Check out the photos above and video below and let the otter-cuteness argument be forever resolved.