Your morning adorable: Playful kittens hop around their playpen
We thought we'd found the Holy Grail of Cuteness with a ticklish baby anteater and a fennec fox whose favorite snack is Cheetos. Those might have been false alarms, though, because we are inclined to think that YouTube user ericacaycedo's video of a troop of kittens bouncing like popcorn popping might be the most adorable thing we've ever seen.
The kittens were rescued by ericacaycedo, who explains that they "went crazy after they felt a plastic tarp on their feet for the first time. I was just trying to make them a bigger place to be able to run around, but instead it ended up being a playpen!"
The end result -- kittens leaping in the air like excited guinea pigs -- may not have been what their rescuer intended, but it's enchanting nonetheless. Only one thing perplexes us about popcorning kittens: The fact that YouTube lists the music video for Shakira's "She Wolf" as a related video. (Your guess is as good as ours on that one.)
-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: ericacaycedo via YouTube