Another reason to love Australia? Doodlebug the orphaned kangaroo lives there.

They say good things come in threes.

(... or is it "good things come in small packages"?)

Take, for instance, these three things:


1. An adorable baby kangaroo exists. He lives in Australia, and he's an orphan.

2. His name is Doodlebug. Because of course it is. That's the best kangaroo name ever.

3. He was recently photographed hugging his favorite teddy bear. And to say that it's adorable is quite the understatement.

Here's proof these three things did indeed occur:

That almost too-cute-to-be-real image of Doodlebug hugging his furry inanimate friend was tweeted by Tim Beshara, a Tasmania-based media adviser, on Aug. 4, 2015. (And, yes, Tim tweeted "wallaby" but later clarified that Doodlebug is a kangaroo. The difference is tricky!)

The pic has taken the Internet by storm ever since, racking up 4,800 retweets.

Beshara's mom, Gillian Abbott — who spends her time caring for injured and orphaned creatures on her property in New South Wales, Australia — had sent him the image of the 15-month-old. Months ago, she spotted the little guy, weighing just about 3.5 pounds, on the side of the road.

"We don't know whether his mother had died either through a car accident or a dog attack," Beshara explained to CBS News. "Or whether he simply was abandoned."

But Doodblebug has found solace in his furry friend, which he cuddles and lays in the grass with, according to Beshara.

While spotting a kangaroo might seem exceedingly rare to those outside Australia, it's not quite as out of the ordinary to those living Down Under — according to the Australian Wildlife Society, the kangaroo population is estimated at a whopping 60 million across the island country — the highest it's ever been.

This particular "roo," as an Aussie might say, seems to have found a (somewhat permanent) home on Abbott's property for now.

"He is undergoing what is called a 'soft-release,' which means he is able to roam in the nearby forest but comes home for occasional extra feeding," Beshara told ABC News.

So, if you're ever in Australia and spot a kangaroo cuddling a teddy bear, know you're not hallucinating. It's just Doodlebug.

'Merry Christmas' on YouTube.

The world must have been—mostly—good this year. Because Elton John and Ed Sheeran have teamed up to gift us all with a brand new Christmas single.

The song, aptly named “Merry Christmas,” is a perfect blend of silly and sweet that’s cheery, bright and just a touch bizarre.

Created with the holiday spirit in every way, it has whimsical snowball fights, snow angels (basically all the snow things), festive sweaters, iconic throwbacks and twinkling lights galore. Plus all profits from the tune are dedicated to two charities: the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

I personally don’t know which is more of a highlight: Ed Sheeran channeling his inner-Mariah, performing a faux sexy dance in a leg revealing Santa outfit, or him flying through the air with a giant Frosty the Snowman … who seems to be sporting glasses similar to Elton’s. Are we meant to believe that Elton is the Snowman? This music video even has mystery.
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Albert Einstein

One of the strangest things about being human is that people of lesser intelligence tend to overestimate how smart they are and people who are highly intelligent tend to underestimate how smart they are.

This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect and it’s proven every time you log onto Facebook and see someone from high school who thinks they know more about vaccines than a doctor.

The interesting thing is that even though people are poor judges of their own smarts, we’ve evolved to be pretty good at judging the intelligence of others.

“Such findings imply that, in order to be adaptive, first impressions of personality or social characteristics should be accurate,” a study published in the journal Intelligence says. “There is accumulating evidence that this is indeed the case—at least to some extent—for traits such as intelligence extraversion, conscientiousness, openness, and narcissism, and even for characteristics such as sexual orientation, political ideology, or antigay prejudice.”

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