Zoos Get Into Brutal #CuteAnimalTweetOff Battle, And It's Exactly What The Internet Needed

While bad news and political turmoil were turning everyone against each other, a #CuteAnimalTweetOff erupted, and it was exactly what Twitter needed. The catalyst was a precious grey seal pup released to the press by Smithsonian's National Zoo. Sarah Hill, a user from Virginia, challenged the VA Aquarium to do better - or rather, cuter. A friendly fire of back-to-back adorable animal moments followed, and hundreds of Twitizens eagerly watched it unfold in real time. Eventually, the Bronx Zoo decided to step into the ring, and hashtagged 7 other zoos in with them.