You Are Who Your Pet Thinks You Are

04/18/2015 12:26 pm ET | Updated Apr 18, 2015

Your pet loves you unconditionally -- but do you offer yourself the same courtesy?

Our furry friends bring us a lot of joy (and even some health benefits) but perhaps one of their quietest, yet best qualities is what they can teach us about loving ourselves. The short of it: Look at yourself the way your dog or cat looks at you.

Self-acceptance is key to a happier life (science says so!) but often our minds berate our abilities and focus on our flaws. Our pets don't see us that way.

As the video above shows, Fluffy is happy with us no matter what -- even if we made a mistake at work or skipped the gym. If you're feeling down, give it a watch. You may just gain a little perspective by looking through an animal's eyes.

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