Here, proof that these small relatives of the mongoose have supernatural cheer-up qualities.
By Amy Shearn
Photo: Flickr User johnb/Derbys/UK
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They Give Piggyback Rides
Meerkats babysit one another's offspring. And sometimes a meerkat that has not had a baby will lactate to feed another's young. I mean, wouldn't you? Look at that little buddy. John Bennett has many moments of meerkat cuteness on his Flickr photo stream.