Look at these cute puppy gifs and keep ignoring Inauguration Day

Friday was a dark day for much of the country, as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president. While lots of people took to the streets of Washington D.C. to protest the new commander in chief, others tried to find some solace in avoiding the news as much as humanly possible and trying to trick themselves into thinking it’s still Jan. 19 and Obama is still in the White House. If you fall into the latter category, here are some cute puppy gifs to make you a tiny bit happy, if that’s even possible.

There’s really no avoiding the simple facts that Trump is now president and everything is terrible. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t attempt to find a little beauty in life to keep yourself from falling into a deep despair. That’s where puppies come in (and alcohol, but we can only provide one of those right now, unfortunately).

You shouldn’t feel bad about not wanting to engage with anyone or anything on this dreadful Inauguration Day or drowning your sorrows in ice cream, wine, and cute animal gifs. Do whatever you can to stay sane and somewhat hopeful. If that means staying in bed all day and looking at adorable videos and photos for hours on end, then so be it.

Puppy cuddles

Oh hello

Wiener dogs dressed as wiener dogs

Just doing some stretches

Shake it off

Going for a light jog

Mmm belly scratches

What is this strange orange ball?

Aww bb

Dance like nobody’s watching

So cozy

Never talk to me or my son ever again

So sleepyyy

Say what?

You’re welcome.