Hedgehogs are some of the most adorable little creatures the world has to offer us. In fact, many people have been keeping them as sweet little pets for several decades (except in Pennsylvania, where it's illegal to own one as a pet,) totally undeterred by the 5,000 prickly spines the average hedgie wears. These adorable little foragers have poor eyesight but phenomenal senses of smell and hearing and it's a blast to watch them scuttle around sniffing their way through life.
If you're not already convinced that these little fellas are awesome, there's a worldwide Hedgehog Day (February 2nd,) so here's an adorable celebration in their honor. Plus, not much in this world is as adorable as small animals wearing cute, little hats and you know it.