Your morning adorable: Giant panda holds a stuffed animal, looks darn cute doing it
Few things can match a giant panda in the field of cuteness -- OK, maybe squirmy puppies, koala joeys, fennec foxes and knobby-kneed moose calves come close -- but the panda above seems really determined to send his adorableness into the stratosphere.
How else can one explain the fact that he is not only holding a stuffed animal, but also sticking his tongue out just slightly while doing so?
We can only consider this a challenge to other cute animals, a dare to work harder and be more relentlessly adorable.
Either that, or it's a promotion for the 2010 Asian Games -- and he's holding the mascot -- which kicked off Friday in Guangzhou, China. Athletes from 45 Asian countries and territories are competing in the event, which concludes Nov. 27.
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-- Lindsay Barnett
Photos: AFP/Getty Images