People Want To Pay You To Play With Pandas

People Want To Pay You To Play With Pandas

I follow a lot of animals on social media. I’m that girl who’s constantly “awing” at her phone and forcing others to watch videos of cats more Instagram famous than actual celebrities. It may be a slight problem, but think about all the cute, clumsy moments I’d miss if I didn’t follow them. For example, these little buggers have been the ones recently consuming my feeds.

Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it. #Blizzard2016 🌨

A video posted by Smithsonian's National Zoo (@smithsonianzoo) on

They are the pandas at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, DC. And get this—the little one’s name is “Bei Bei,” which I obviously pronounce as “bae bae.” So cute, right? Well, what if I told you that you could play around with pandas and all their cuteness all day, every day, 365 days a year AND get paid for it? Because now you can—I swear I’m not kidding.

Apparently, the Giant Panda Protection Research Center of Chengdu, China is offering to pay a salary of $32,000 to someone willing to become a full-time “Professional Panda Hugger.” It’s a perfect year-off-from-school scenario if you ask me. And think of the potential Instagram fame! (Obviously, that’s the most important part.)

“Hey, mom, can I move to China for a year and get work experience while I figure out my major?”

It’s not Labradors, but it could work.

[via Distractify]

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Who said you can't be smart and funny? When I'm not writing for TSM, you can find me studying into oblivion, downing a bottle of chardonnay, and/or sobbing for reasons I have yet to understand. All hate fan mail can be sent to

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