These 4 GIFs Of Red Pandas Playing In The Snow Will Get You Through The Polar Vortex

When I laid my eyes down to rest last night after schlepping it up and down bars on Third Avenue here in NYC, I checked the weather on my phone and it was 8 degrees, with a ‘feel like’ temperature of -8. This morning Lynchburg, VA hit an all-time record low of -11 degrees, and when Washington D.C. hit 5 degrees Fahrenheit a 120-year-old record was broken….It’s fucking MISERABLE out there in the Polar Vortex.

Rarely do I lament cold weather, because I’d rather live in freezing temps every day of my life than sweat my ass off at any point, but when it’s this cold everywhere the entire nation begins to bitch and moan, and that becomes contagious. But you know what else is contagious? These adorable red pandas above that hail from the Cincinnati Zoo and love nothing more than playing in the snow.

That sort of joy for the snow is the kind of happiness we all need to be infected by, living vicariously through these lil red bros having the time of their lives in the snow.

[via Cincinnati Zoo YouTube]