Nobody really thought of geckos as particularly cute. That is, until we met that wonderfully charming Geico gecko with that delightful cockney accent. But, this next gecko you’re about to meet is going to blow that Geico gecko (who apparently doesn’t have a name) out of the water. Oh, and the best part is — he’s not animated. He’s a living breathing adorable leopard gecko. In your smug face, Geico!
Kohaku is a delightful little gecko from Japan who has stolen heart’s from around the world. He’s got 29,000 followers on Instagram and counting. All his pictures are simply amazing, because Kohaku is incapable of taking a bad pic.
While Kohaku is completely adorable in his own right, his love for his little gecko toy just makes your heart melt that much more. Oh, and the fact that the toy looks just like him makes it that much cuter. Yeah, the two of them are pretty inseparable.
Kohaku first attracted attention after Taylor Nicole Dean, a popular reptile advocate on Twitter, shared a few of his photos on her account. “Look how happy this gecko is with his gecko toy,” she wrote. That post got over 204,000 likes and was shared 108,000 times!
I mean, how could people not love that face? I’ve never seen a person that happy, let alone a gecko. That smile could put a stop to all the human conflict in the world. Seriously, they should just drop photos of Kohaku in war zones. You can’t stay mad looking at that punim.
“Oh hey, buddy,” (what I’m just going to call his gecko toy doppelganger), “Want to hang out in this awesome pink fort with me? Yeah, I think it’s pretty cool, too. Maybe after we can grab some lunch.”
Yeah, Kohaku and his buddy sure do get in the holiday spirit. “What are you going to go as for Halloween, Buddy? Oh, you’re going to go as Charmander the Pokémon? I was going to go as that, too! I guess we can both be him.”
Sometimes Kohaku plays a little rough with his buddy. “Where do you think you’re going small fry? You know that you’ll never beat me! How’s a face full of sand feel, you little twerp. JK JK, I LOVE YOU.”
“Buddy, you have to let me fall asleep first. If you don’t, you’ll keep me up all night with your snoring. Maybe I should get you one of those Breath Rite strips. Nah, that would just cover your whole face.”
Overall, I would say that Kohaku has a pretty happy life. He’s probably the most content looking creature I’ve ever seen. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s got such a great buddy who will never leave his side.
Seriously, if this didn’t make your day … nothing will.