Who Thought Rats Could Be As Adorable As This?

Jessica Florence and Ellen van Deelen had never met, but in 2008, both started taking pictures of their pet rats in various poses. Six years later, these photos started making their way around the world.

In many of the photos, these little guys are cuddling with miniature teddy bears. In others, the teddy bears are the ones doing the cuddling.

Maybe these insanely cute pictures will change the way people look at rats. They’re far from the unclean animals society has made them out to be.

Via: Bored Panda, Images: Flickr, Redbubble