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Turns Out All This Cuteness Is Because Of Our Brains

We're hardwired for puppy love. 🐶

There’s an evolutionary reason those adorable puppy photos send tickles through your soul.

It turns out our brains are hardwired to gravitate toward cuteness, according to a recent feature from The Washington Post. And that biological hardwiring traces back to ― you guessed it ― cute babies.

Once a cute image has our attention, it can actually trigger an emotional boost that helps makes us happier and more productive. Check out the video above to see how it’s done.

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