Do you love sea otters?
Okay, that was a rhetorical question. These furry marine mammals steal hearts in Vancouver and around the world with their adorable antics and impossibly cute little paws and faces.
But not all otter videos are created equal — some of them will slow your Internet scroll to a screeching stop.
A video shared on Twitter Thursday (June 10) is one of those videos. Not only is the otter in question adorable, but it is also getting its temperature checked...and well, that enhances its cuteness a thousandfold.
Have a look at this beguiling mustelid as it opens its mouth for a routine checkup.
Checking Sea Otter temperature.. pic.twitter.com/t1dpoJhd4i— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) June 10, 2021
Ryan Reynolds comments on the otter video
This impossibly adorable video has captured the attention of people from around the world. Beloved Vancouver actor Ryan Reynolds has even commented on the cute footage.
"[Be right back]. Just gonna duct-tape my phone to my face so I never stop watching this," he quipped.
BRB. Just gonna duct-tape my phone to my face so I never stop watching this.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 10, 2021
Metro Vancouver wildlife rehab shares videos of baby animal patients growing up
The Critter Care Wildlife Society has a selection of heart-melting baby animal videos to enjoy as part of its Watch me Thrive series.
If you thought the temperature-taking video was cute, wait until you feast your eyes on Cadbury the river otter — you can even turn up the volume to hear little squeaks!
With files from Brendan Kergin