Marutaro is a tiny hedgehog bursting with emotion. Or at least, it appears this way, thanks to the expressive miniature paper masks his owner constructs for him.
This little guy's skills stretch beyond being wildly adorable; hedgehogs often form close bonds with their human counterparts, which means Marutaro may be just as friendly on the inside as he seems in the photos below.
Of course, this isn't Marutaro's first stint at being cute. The hedgehog stars in a daily calendar that reminds us of both the date and how much we wish we had a hedgehog of our own.