Japan is once again leading the world in cuteness with 'rice ball babies.'

Japan is once again leading the world in cuteness with 'rice ball babies.'
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Rice balls are a traditional Japanese food. They consist of balls of white rice stuffed with various salted foods and wrapped in seaweed. They usually look something like this:

Babies are a type of human. They're like regular humans, but smaller. They often have some extra fat on their bones, known as "baby fat." They usually look something like this:

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Babies.
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Japanese comedian Masahiro Ehara noticed that when he squished his babies' faces, they kind of looked like rice balls.

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After he shared the pictures on social media, "Rice Ball Babies" quickly became a popular meme, inspiring a bunch of imitators:
 

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Best thing we've seen all day: Japan's 'rice ball babies' 🍙🍙🍙

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Babies have never looked this edible.

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