You know how sometimes in life, you just need a buddy? Through the ages, few pals have been able to fill this age-old gap like our stuffed animal best friends. You know, those plush, fuzzy creatures that have no choice but to let you squeeze them to your heart’s content. Unlike real animals, these guys are always up for a good long hug. And it turns out, humans aren’t the only ones who could use a little unconditional love now and then. Real animals love stuffed animals too! As proof, we’ve assembled one of the most adorable photo collections ever: real animals with stuffed animals.
That’s right, prepare yourself for a full scale cuteness overload, because these images take lovable to a whole new level. Among the following photos of real animals with stuffed animals, you’ll find everything from pets cuddling up to their stuffed doppelgangers, to wild animals basking in the glory of all things plush.So the next time you need a friend or just a great smile, pull up this list for a celebration of fuzz, fur, and friendship. Whether you’re a kitty lover or a monkey man, we pretty much guarantee you’ll find something here to give you the shot of cuteness you’re looking for. It may even make you want to go search through your addict for those dog stuffed animals and plushy kittens you loved so much as a kid. Go ahead, we won’t tell.