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These Adorable Videos Are Scientifically Proven To Make You Happy

Joy is just a cat video away.
01/27/2016 06:07pm ET

Some professional advice: Stop what you're doing and watch a cat video. It's good for you.

Taking a break with the likes of Lil Bub can make you feel more energetic, less anxious and a little happier than you felt before the video, according to a real scientific study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior last year.

"Even if they are watching cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they should be working, the emotional payoff may actually help people take on tough tasks afterward,” study author Jessica Gall Myrick said at the time.

These findings certainly suggest that anyone can benefit from a dose of cute therapy, even if it's just the virtual kind. Cat people, dog people and general cuteness-loving people are sure to enjoy. Please indulge in the videos below and experience a sturdy surge in your happiness levels.

1. Witness the most adorable birthday present opening ever.

Watching this will make you feel almost as great as the girl who actually received a surprise kitty on her D.O.B.

2. A fuzzy puppy takes a nap on a fuzzy baby.

Do you feel like you could get more work done now?

3. This cow loves her human.

Don't you love your life?

4. Watch this otter twirl in a tub.

Now notice your anxiety dissipating.

5. A mini pig smartly takes a nap.

Naps can really help you perform your best. Being woken up from a nap stinks, unless it's to be served a vanilla ice cream cone. Doesn't the thought alone make you smile?

6. Sheep + goat = geep.

If learning something new constitutes as productivity, then you're gettin' it done.

7. Here's a quokka eating a cracker.

Eating slowly is key.

8. And a hamster nibbling a carrot disc.

Veggies can help fuel your day!

9. Speaking of nibbling...

Check this turtle and raspberry combo.

10. Did all of that make you hungry?

Now that you've had your cuteness fix, head here to discover what kinds of food can boost your happiness.

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