This weekend was something else. Winter storm Hercules, also known as snowmageddon or the snowpocalyse, hit nearly half of the U.S. with massive snowfall and chilling temperatures that many areas had rarely experienced before.

Some household members were certainly assigned the dreaded driveway clean-up while others found themselves enjoying the weekend snow day nestled inside with a blanket and perhaps even with a hot freshly brewed coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

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However you chose to stay warm and toasty this weekend, we hope you also kept your furry companions and wild friends in mind! Because, just like us, they need their fair share of tender love and care during the cold weather too.

And so to honor all of Earth’s creatures – both domestic and wild — and to celebrate Cuddle Up Day (January 6), we’ve compiled a cute-beyond-words photo list of some of the most adorable animals getting their cuddle on – some to keep warm and others just for the fun of it. Enjoy, and stay warm, Green Monsters!

1. “All on the branch now, c’mon!”

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attackofthecute.com

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2. “Soft kitty, warm kitty…”

ken / Flickr
ken / Flickr

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3. “Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you!”

littlepawz / Tumblr
littlepawz / Tumblr

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4. “I have a seeecret to tell yowhooo.”

animals cuddling / Tumblr
animals cuddling / Tumblr

5. “What’s white and cute and furry all over? We are!”

thecuteandthecute-ish / Tumblr
thecuteandthecute-ish / Tumblr

6. “Face lick time!”

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Sara Scoggs / Buzznet

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7. “You’ll always have a friend in me.”

flockofsheep / Tumblr
flockofsheep / Tumblr

8. “I love my mommy soooooo much.”

this-is-wild / Tumblr
this-is-wild / Tumblr

9. “GROUP SNUGGLE!”

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wolveswolves / Tumblr

10. “Happy, happy day!”

skys-falling-slowly / Tumblr
skys-falling-slowly / Tumblr

11. “Besties forever!”

mochacafe / Tumblr
mochacafe / Tumblr

12. “We’re just one big happy family!”

Hart voor Dieren / Facebook
Hart voor Dieren / Facebook

13. “Sometimes after a long day, it’s nice to come home to a friend.”

Horst Ossinger / EPA via bigpicture.ru
Horst Ossinger / EPA via bigpicture.ru

14. “MOMMY!”

Amanda Morrison / Pinterest
Amanda Morrison / Pinterest

15. “I’ll never leave you. ‘Swears.”

animals cuddling / Tumblr
animals cuddling / Tumblr

Lead image source: Virginia McMillan / Flickr

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