Why are things cute?

This video will explain exactly why “cute” videos go viral….

Why do we care about baby pandas playing on a slide or a baby laughing at paper being torn up?

“Vsauce” explains how different things we consider “cute”, such as a puppy, ressemble or share similar characteristics as our offspring. These are called ‘Neonatal features’:

– big, round eyes

– round face

– no jaw line

– high pitched voice

Because it is in our nature to want to protect and nurture our offspring, we are attracted to similar features in other things that are small, have big round eyes, look innocent and helpless etc.

Consider this video for example:

How could anyone not smile watching that?

Everyone enjoys watching cute babies, puppies, pandas, whatever it may be…the cutest videos will always go viral.


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