What do Paul Rudd, Jean Claude Van Damme, a grumpy cat and a lion all have in common? They're all ridiculously cute, duh! Also, they all make an appearance in viral videos that made us swoon. It's almost the freakin' weekend, baby, so say "work shmork" and revel in our choices for the best adorable, happy-making videos of the week:
Adorability factor (scale of 1 to 10): 9. Few things in life are cuter than a fierce lion tamed by the forces of snuggling. This human-lion tenderness reminds us of that classic video where Christian the lion was reunited in the wild with his former owners, and...I'm (sniff) not (sniff) crying...
Happy-making factor: 9. Lion. Snuggle. Happy. The end.
Adorability factor: 8. Paul Rudd: most adorable celebrity ever? Debate!
Happy-making factor: 9. While watching Rudd and Jimmy Fallon lip-synch, dance and do elaborate hand motions to Tina Turner, Foreigner and Queen megahits, you are guaranteed to feel sunshine thaw your cold cold heart.
Adorability factor: 8. If Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon are the adorable duo of the human world, the sweet dog and grumpy cat in this video are the adorable duo of the animal one.
Happy-making factor: 8. Did we mention you'd squeal with delight?
Adorability factor: 6. Van Damme is cute in the weird way aging action heroes can be (see Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger), but this is generally more gee-whiz cool that aw-so-cute.
Happy-making factor: 8. Space is amazing and so is Van Damme doing the splits. Together they are bliss.
Adorability factor: 7. Good clean nostalgia goes a long way.
Happy-making factor: 8. Especially if you follow up with this.
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