Stop what you're doing and take a look at this video for an immediate dose of cuteness.
Fourteen pandas born at the Chengdu Panda Base in Sichuan Province, China, made their public debut Monday in a most adorable way, cuddled together in a crib.
The photo below marked the first time the cubs, being raised in two delivery rooms, were put together for one photo at Chengdu, a nonprofit center "engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education and educational tourism," according to its website.
The base stole the Internet's hearts in November with a photo similar to the one released Monday, this one featuring seven pandas, four males and three females, all cuddled on a pink sheet in a crib together.
The 14 pandas join the base's population of 128 giant pandas, all bred at the base and not taken from the wild. The giant panda, an endangered species, is native to China.
China Television Network (CNTV) launched an around-the-clock online broadcast last month of giant pandas at Chengdu doing what they do best, being adorable.
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