In a time when the news seems bleak, thank goodness for gay penguins.

That’s right, the cute-o-meter is about to be broken by the news that same-sex penguin couple, Sphen and Magic, have successfully incubated an egg together at the Sydney aquarium.

Apparently this came about after the pair discovered they were "absolute naturals" as parents. The egg was kindly donated by another couple who had one too many.

The chick is so cute it could melt even the coldest of ice caps.

Its gender will be unknown for two months, because apparently that’s normal for penguins, who knew?

It's fair to say the internet has already fallen in love with this news and the pair's beautiful chick.

H/T: Sydney Aquarium

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