You're about to meet Kokoro, a tiny Toy Poodle who lives in Japan with his dog parents. But brace yourself, because this adorable little 'fluffster' is a contender for the cutest pooch on planet earth.
A recent tweet featuring the gorgeous pup received over 120,000 likes and 30,000 retweets. The tweet sent thousands of social media fans over to Kokoro's Instagram page, which has loads more heart-warming pictures. And for some users, the cuteness was too much to handle. "OMG," posted one fan. "He's too cute. I can't cope."
The cutest dog ever?
Some couldn't help comparing Kokoro to other examples of adorableness, including a bear cub and a chocolate marshmallow. "That’s an Ewok from a Star Wars behind-the-scenes documentary," posted another fan.
Several more people commented on Kokoro's expressive facial features and soulful eyes. "Why does he look so human-like?" asked one person. Another posted: "That's a bear or a really hairy man."
Kokoro is another word for love
One person suggested a dog this cute just couldn't be real. "I thought this dog was a toy!" wrote the baffled fan. But Kokoro is definitely the real deal, although he probably spends a lot of time at the dog groomer's to maintain that stylish puppy-fro.
Kokoro translates as 'heart' in English, which is a fitting name for a dog who stole ours.