We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: This world can often feel like a cold, dark and highly confusing place. The good news? Sometimes all it takes to melt our bitter hearts is a quick scroll through the feeds of our favorite furry friends. Wait, what? Yup. Animals as influencers is a thing and we’re kind of obsessed. I mean c’mon — a teeny tiny traveling hedgehog wearing heart-shaped sunglasses? A chinchilla posing with doll-sized furniture named Mr. Bagel? Who wouldn’t rather see their feed filled with such cuteness? Keep reading to meet a few of our favorite #AnimalsOfInstagram.
Major shout out to the OG of pet influencers, Grumpy Cat. If you have an internet connection you know that this angry-faced kitty deserves the number one spot on our list for his famously disgruntled expression. Fun fact: Grumpy Cat’s real name is Tardar Sauce and he is actually said to be a total sweetheart in real life!
We can’t get enough of this teeny tiny traveling hedgehog who has been known to pop up everywhere from the Eiffel Tower to the Norwegian Fjords.
This adorable three-pound therapy dog is both an author and a philanthropist. What are you doing with your life?
If you don’t think Lil Bub is the sweetest cat on the Internet, you might want to check to make sure your heart isn’t made of stone.
Tuna Melts My Heart
Dubbed the “underdog with the overbite’” we love how this Chihuahua-Dachshund rescue dog uses his popular platform to promote animal adoption.
This little chinchilla is best known for adorable photos of him chinchillin' with everything from dollhouse furniture to teensy Starbucks coffee cups.
Bertram The Pomeranian
This chocolate Pomeranian who was adopted off Petfinder in 2013, loves to dress up in colorful outfits and has been known to give Paddington Bear a serious run for his money.