YAYAYAYAAY!!!! There's finally a term for our fanatical fascination with puppies and kitties!
A Yale University study has found the reasoning behind that adorable obsession the world has with all things CUTEz and ADORBz!
Photos of babies, puppies, and kittens cause "cute aggression," which describes the physical reaction we all get when these cuties walk by.
The study took 109 people and had them look at photos of cute, funny and neutral pets while holding bubble wrap.
The cuter the photos, the more bubbles got popped and the subjects got more squealy and fidgety.
WHERE WERE WE DURING THIS EXPERIMENT?!?!?!
But why do we react the way we do? The researchers believe the photos enable our nurturing instinct.
Since you can't nurture a photo, you manifest your energy by going banana sandwich on your environment.
Just don't show us a REAAALY RIDICKULOUSLY cute puppy, or we're going CRAZY!
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