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Zoos across America are healing the nation with a friendly battle of the cutest.

It all started when the National Zoo welcomed a new seal into the family.

Sarah Hill, a radio host in Norfolk, Virgina, tweeted at her state's aquarium to see if they could raise the stakes.

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The Virginia Aquarium met the challenge...

...and it was ON.

Soon Atlanta's zoo jumped in on the challenge, and the #CuteAnimalTweetOff was official.

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The Cincinnati Zoo almost got us to forgive them from killing Harambe with this cuddly cheetah cub.

Queens got in on the action with a baby Bambi.

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Maryland's got lemurs.

The Bronx is on the prowl.

Monterey knows you need a hug.

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The Bronx, too.

Toronto didn't want to be left out.

Buffalo's Nico will melt your heart.

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Kansas City's aint monkeying around.

This seals the deal.

SeaWorld speaks whale.

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The American History Museum didn't want to miss out on the action, so threw down some historic cuteness.

Police forces wanted in as well.

LOOK HOW TINY HIPPOS CAN BE.

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This turtle gets turtle-y enough for the turtle club.

Columbus shows us that if this puppy and cheetah can be friends, maybe the nation can be healed.

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And now back to freaking out.