There are bros… and there are bros… and then there are animals being bros. Guess which one is the best? You’ve got it — animals being bros. It’s a good thing there’s a subreddit devoted to that very topic, isn’t it? That’s actually what it’s called, too — r/AnimalsBeingBros. Its denizens spend their days looking out for each other, giving each other a hand, offering comfort when needed, and generally being significantly more pleasant than a lot of humans usually are. In fact, I might even go so far as to say it’s the only source of adorableness you’ll ever need. Ready for some hardcore “Awwwwwwwwwwww!” action? Because that’s exactly what you’re about to see.
To be fair, Animals Being Bros isn’t new; I wasn’t able to trace exactly how old it is, but since it appears on this list of the top 50 subreddits anyone will love from DailyTekk, it’s been around at least since February 2014. Either way, though, it’s well worth a few moments of your time, because you guys. Animals being bros. It should be noted that I have yet to determine whether the animals featured are active followers of the Bro Code as set forth by Barney Stinson. They are, however, bros in the “close friends; buds; pals; comradarie” sense, not the “obnoxious partying males who are often seen at college parties” one — and, while we’re on the subject, definitely not in the Seinfeld one (although I suppose the Seinfeld definition does involve a certain relevant "supportiveness," so do with that what you will).
If, for some reason, you’re not into the idea of animals being bros, you might want to check out Animals Being Jerks instead. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like, which is the polar opposite of Animals Being Bros. I’ll admit that I love them both, although for different reasons: Animals Being Jerks makes me laugh for the same reason the Fuck This Thing in Particular Cat does; Animals Being Bros, meanwhile, appeals to the slightly less curmudgeonly part of me lurking way down in the depths of my soul.
So here. Because it’s Tuesday, have some cuteness in the form of 15 animals just being bros. It’s my gift to you. Get ready for some snuggles!
1. Fist Bump!
This little guy fist bumps you when you say “Sup?” to him. For reals.
Oh, you're trying to get that ball out of the pool? Don't worry, bro — I got you!
3. The Getaway Vehicle
The user who submitted this one titled it, "Show us the meaning of haste, Shadowpig!", subsquently winning the Internet.
You have not lived until you've witnessed a bird feeding a dog fries from a difficult-to-reach location.
5. High Five
Bumblebro is best bro.
6. I Love You, Man
Real bros know how to say "I love you."
7. Come On In, Bro
Let me just get the get the door for you...
8. Commencing Operation: Bro Rescue... Now!
9. Two, Please
There's nothing like kicking back and grabbing a beer together at the end of a long day.
10. Quick! To the Bromobile!
It's bro-powered, of course.
11. Lemme Open That For You
No letter opener? No problem!
12. Just Chill
Look at how he just calms down! Awwwwww!
13. Need Help With That?
The "I got you, bro" ones never get old.
14. Food Time!
15. You Look Tense. Let Me Help.
OK, yes, I know why cats knead, and I know it's not about giving the recipient a relaxing massage. That doesn't stop this from being any more adorable.