Emails reportedly went unanswered for several hours after the release of the baby otter pup GIFs.
"I had so much to do," said an anonymous employee at The Huffington Post, whose eyes glazed over upon viewing the GIFs. "Once I saw that abandoned otter pup learning to swim, I slowly put down my phone and just stopped working."
The GIFs were taken from a scene in "Saving Otter 501," premiering Wednesday, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt at saving an orphaned otter.
Check out the show's trailer below, followed by a slideshow of more adorable baby otters (because, obviously).