Motherhood can be very hard, even for animals. But at the end of the day, it’s the most rewarding job in the world. No matter the species, babies feel safest in their mommy’s arms and that often means not leaving their side for even a second.

Here at Bright Sidewe’re always eager to see some baby animals, so here are 21 photos that we thought defined the term ’’cuteness overload’’ for you to enjoy. At the end of the article, there’s a bonus feature that proves animals are the most affectionate creatures.

1. “Peekaboo — there’s always room for 2!”

2. This little pup must have found the coziest place on Earth.

3. Kisses for Mom to let her know how much they appreciate her

4. Mommy’s tummy is the best pillow.

5. Doesn’t this look like the most comfortable napping place ever?

6. This cat wasn’t ready for the amount of sweetness she’d receive from this bundle of joy.

7. Sneak attack! Because it’s a mom’s job to always be on high alert…

8. “Momma cat cuddling with her 1-hour-old.”

9. The strength of a mother can be measured by the number of ’’mini-mes’’ she can carry.

10. How else is a kid supposed to get mama goat’s attention — the beard must be there for something!

11. Why swim with such little legs when you can just use your mom as a boat full of joy?

12. Sometimes the smallest amount of affection can mean the world.

13. ’’All aboard the Mommy Express!’’

14. ’’Mom doesn’t need sleep, she needs playtime…right?’’

15. There’s no alone time when your babies are determined to give you all the love.

16. Just like sleeping on a cloud…

17. There’s no place a cub won’t climb to show its mom she truly has ’’nerves of steel.’’

18. Having a chick means constant surprises.

19. The most thrilling ride of their lives!

20. The emotion this calf is showing is almost palpable through the photo.

21. This is the smile of happiness that comes from being in Mommy’s paws.

Bonus: They may be adopted, but it doesn’t stop them from smothering their mom with love!

We can all agree that these photos made our day a little better, so tell us which one of these displays of affection made you smile the most!