Cute aggression is an interesting phenomenon. It’s basically summed up as the brain counteracting an overwhelming amount of joy stemming from a reaction to an insanely cute subject. That’s why you always want to eat a baby, or crush a tiny little kitten then put it in your pocket for safekeeping. I currently have an 8-week-old corgi puppy next to me, and all I can think of is how much he needs to be loved, taken care of, and tossed across the room. That’s how friggin’ cute he is. I also have a theory that cute aggression works inversely once animals grow up and become ferocious. They spy a human, then just have to tear it apart for how dumb-looking and floppy they are. Stupid humans. So easy to fall under the paws of a thousand-pound bear. Leonardo DiCaprio gets it.
Conan O’Brien admits that he will one day get DiCaprio’d by a vicious bear in the wild, or maybe in his living room, because he refuses to part with this ridiculously cute brown bear that will one day be able to tear his head off.
In the end, it will be worth it. Look at that face. Look at those eyes. Look at those claws that will one day tear open the pink supple flesh of a silly bipedal creature.
(Via Team Coco)