An extraordinary video showing a toad in a cowboy hat hitching a ride on the back of a turtle has been spreading cheer online.
From baby hippos bonding with giraffes to gorillas making grand entrances, there’s no end to the appetite for cute animal videos on the internet—and with good reason.
Studies have shown that watching animal videos can actually help reduce stress and anxiety. In a 2019 experiment conducted by researchers from the University of Leeds, 19 test subjects were showing images and videos of cute animals over a 30-minute period.
Fifteen university students and four members…