If you are among the lucky ones to own a pet, you already know how it feels to have a furry friend around, making you smile when you least expect, and sometimes making you even crack laughing out loud.
One thing is for sure, pets at home grant us a boost of positive emotions when we most need to cheer up.
And there is more! According to neuroscientist Olav Krigolson at the University of Victoria in BC, Canada, “watching animal videos is good for your brain” as there is “power in cuteness.”
Krigolson explained to CBC back in 2017: “There is no doubt there is a short-term burst of happiness. That should lead to better cognitive function for the short term. Staring at cute things activates the amygdala [an area of the brain deals with emotions] and other emotional areas of the brain, which ramps up other cognitive systems.”
The Japanese study of Kawaii (the quality of being cute) concurs based on that it “has found evidence that staring at cute things can boost mood and concentration,” CBC reported.
Because we all certainly need some – and not just a little – boosts of positivity these days, we went checking for posts of cute, funny, and lovable Lebanese pets, and we made our selection for you.