For the last month (or more), stores across the U.S. have filled up with red, pink, and white decorations, fluffy gifts, and heart-shaped chocolate boxes in preparation for Valentine’s Day — a date that evokes feelings of excitement in some and dread in others. V-Day is widely celebrated by many all around the world, yet over the years, as evidenced by our store shelves and displays, it has become increasingly commercialized, removing that special, personal element.
But, no fear – with a little help from our furry friends in the animal kingdom, Valentine’s Day can be restored to its former glory as the international day of love to be celebrated by all instead of a day that falls prey to product overload and a noninclusive “couples only” mentality.
So go ahead and get inspired to spread the love with the 14 heartwarming photos below, where animals show us that true love knows no bounds.
Lead image source: animals-in-love / Tumblr