I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

Blame Sonic. Or Ron Jeremy. Blame someone or something! Because, really, I didn't know hedgehogs were this adorable.

As a photographer (er, hedgehographer?), Tokyo-based Instagram user Shota Tsukamoto has been documenting his cute pet Darcy. Via website DDN Japan, here are some of the most memorable pics:

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

Sonic got it all wrong. We didn't want a hedgehog with attitude, we wanted one with cuteness.

I Had No Clue Hedgehogs Were So Darn Cute

darcytheflyinghedgehog [Instagram via DDN]

GIF via Vmoney1337@Reddit.

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