According to Neal Singer’s awesome book “The Wonders of Nuclear Fusion,”


That’s what we thought was happening inside us when we saw baby otters…


…or animal best friends…


. . . or anything to do with red pandas or sloths.


Then we found out that, whether from a need to protect or happy overload, cuteness arouses aggressive responses in people.


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Jaime Van Wart is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She works full-time as a User Experience Designer with IBM and freelances part-time under the studio name Ketchup and Mustard. See her work here and follow her on Twitter @saucebomb.