Your morning adorable: Bird receives a new toy and can't contain his excitement
We've seen cute birds -- oh boy, have we ever -- but we don't think we've ever seen a bird with a sunnier, more delightful disposition than Marnie, an Indian ringneck with a heart of gold.
Marnie "has quite a collection of stuffed rabbits but always enjoys a new one," his owner, YouTube user chesawoo, explains. (Other videos show the expansion of Marnie's stuffed-animal collection to include a teddy bear and his reaction to meeting another stuffed rabbit. Each video is more precious than the next, and viewing them in a single sitting is just about guaranteed to make you reevaluate your entire worldview and decide to say, "Cute," "Gimme a kiss!" and "Wheeeee!" more often.)
Indian ringnecks, a type of rose-ringed parakeet, are known for their talking ability and skill at mimicry. (But then, you probably could have guessed that.)
Chesawoo, please tell us where we can send fan mail and stuffed-animal gifts! We are enchanted.
-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: chesawoo via YouTube