If you've ever seen a cute video on your Facebook feed and felt instantly lighter afterward, you're far from alone. There's a reason millions of people subscribe to YouTube channels that only share cute videos!
According to scientists at Oxford University, when humans see something cute, especially a cute baby face, the part of the brain that processes emotions and pleasures immediately lights up. Whether it's an evolutionary trait to keep human offspring alive and well or it's just a fun part of life, babies make the world a lot happier.
If you—like many people—are stressed to the max these days, take a few minutes and enjoy some cute babies laughing in these seven adorable videos.
With more than 116 million views on YouTube, this darling baby is enjoying the simple things in life. A man is seen ripping pieces of paper and the baby is loving it. Skip ahead to the :24 mark for some breathless giggles.
Old man laugh
While many people cringe at the thought of a jack-in-the-box winding its way up to a jump scare, this baby is here for it. Between the double chin and near-silent laughter, it's hard not to crack a smile watching this baby enjoy his new toy.
Quadruple the cuteness
In near-perfect unison, these adorable baby quadruplets love their daddy's antics behind the camera. While they're all being cuddled by mom, they can't help but echo each others' giggles.
Dog eating popcorn
All it takes for hours of entertainment is a dog eating popcorn, at least that's how it works for this cute baby. Her furry family member was just enjoying a tasty few bites of popcorn, but to her, it was better than any comedy show out there.
What started out a simple mistake at dinner for one dad turned into the laughter fuel his daughter needed to brighten everyone's mood. You can hear the man say "some asparagus fell out of my mouth" while his daughter delightfully giggles and rolls her head back.
While most adults don't find the sport of golf amusing, this 10-month-old sure does. His dad is holding him while playing golf on the Nintendo Wii, and everytime dad swings his virtual club, baby Theo busts up with laughter.
The canine entertainer
This dynamic duo could go all day making each other smile. This playful dog is running around the living room while the baby sits in the middle of the room laughing and shrieking hysterically at every sudden move the dog makes. As soon as the baby slows down on the giggles, the dog swiftly jumps back up and pounces, making the baby bust a gut all over again.
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