2016 wasn't great. We all know that.

Sometimes it feels like the magic of David Bowie (or Harambe) was the fragile glue holding the universe together.

Now, as the end of the year approaches, many are inclined to relive the events that defined 2016 as probably the worst year ever.

But instead of trying to comprehend the incomprehensible, we decided to put together a compilation of the year's finest animal videos.

Hopefully it will help you forget about the past 11 months or so, and remember what still makes sense in the world.

Put simply: Pandas are adorable.

Planet Earth was great.

And we should all get emotional support ducks.

So stop whatever you're doing right now; make a brew, sit back and let the warm, fuzzy animal goodness wash over you like a healing balm.

Thank you 2016 for some truly awesome animal moments - here's to an even better 2017.

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