In the newsroom one day last week, the subject of puppies came up, prompting me to say, as I have said many times to many people, that there is simply nothing better in the entire world than a puppy.
And after saying that, I added, as I usually do, that ranking No. 2 behind puppies are kittens.
Though I wasn’t talking about just their cuteness — though puppies and kittens are incredibly cute — my statements led to a discussion about the cutest things on earth and where human babies would rank on the list.
“Human babies aren’t nearly as cute as puppies or kittens or lots of other baby animals,” I said, referring to newborns and other infants. “I love kids, but babies tend to be wrinkled, misshapen things, and they basically just lie there. If I did a top 7 on the cutest things in the world, human babies maybe — maybe — would check in at No. 7.”
It was agreed that cuteness would make an interesting Top 7 topic, so here we go: