First we had Elias Phoenix, 7, who appeared on the Ellen Show, with his twin, Zion.
He charmed the crowd and even offered the host a bit of advice ("Hey, be just the way you are. Do not put on any hair gel"). He also played piano and the audience's laughter was replaced by amazement. A YouTube clip has more than a million views, so far.
Take it from Ellen:
Just finished taping 1 of the most memorable interviews I've ever done, with a 7-yr-old. Airs tomorrow. You have to see it to believe it.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 17, 2014
We also saw a little girl reach out to a Seattle Seahawks player (no, not that one) and bond over the things they have in "comen." Things like hearing aids and sports.
Here's the video:
Is there anything cuter than kids at a parade? How about kids at a parade trying to get a better view by standing on a fence, adorably? Check out the video here.
It wasn't all kids this week either. Times photographer Dirk Shadd tried to break the Internet with cuteness, but we were strong.
He introduced us to Monte, Jersey, Blizzard and Brown Eye. Check them out in the photo gallery below.
Okay, technically this one happened last week, but don't we always have time for a sea turtle release? Yes, yes we do.
We also had surfing dolphins. Because why wouldn't we?
Finally, we had ducks who cuddled their necks into a heart. A heart, people. If that doesn't melt yours, then nothing will.