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A love letter to the creators of BuzzFeed

By KATIE QUINN | April 25, 2013

Dear BuzzFeed,

I just want you to know that I consider you to be my spirit animal. As a lifelong fan of fuzzy animals and lists, you just understand my needs. I dedicate this list of my favorite moments on BuzzFeed to you:

1. Grilled Cheese

There’s not a grilled cheese that I’ve met and haven’t loved. It seems like half the articles I post on my friends’ Facebook walls involve some version of grilled cheese, courtesy of BuzzFeed. Naturally. They have shared the wonder of the spinach pesto grilled cheese sandwich, the jam grilled cheese, the inside out grilled cheese and of course the nutella and marscapone grilled cheese. Cue the drool. P.S. Thank you, BuzzFeed, for celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day with me and believing in its existence.

2. Life Advice

BuzzFeed is a great phone-a-friend in times of crisis. Whether its handing me my life mottos or finding the perfect “Single Ladies” post to send to a friend in time of need, BuzzFeed pulls through. My latest favorite is “30 Things Michelle Tanner Can Teach You About Dating Like A Grown-Up.” It’s fantastic. But Speaking of Nineties television … moving on to the next category.

3. Coverage of Girl Meets World

While we work on the feasibility of time machines (let’s do this Hopkins!), BuzzFeed let’s us rewind to the year 1998 and re-live our childhood’s greatest hit. It keeps me informed about the latest Ben Savage, Topanga-what’s-her-face reunions and it’s wonderful. And there are pictures. With their children. I can’t handle the feels.

4. Cute babies

Speaking of children. The amount of puffy cheeks, the wide-eyed grins and tiny humans is sometimes overwhelming. Also, can we talk about this article, “26 Reasons Kids Are Pretty Much Just Tiny Drunk Adults?” It just makes so much sense.

5. Cute babies in hats

It’s just 1,000,000 times better when these tiny humans are in hats.

6. Cute babies in pug hats. Casual.

7. Pugs and Puppies in general

Pugs. Pugs. Pugs. My love knows no bounds.

8. Miscellaneous Fuzzy Animals

Enough said.

9.  The Existence of this article: “11 Incredibly Important Photos Of A Baby Covered In French Bulldog Puppies.”

If you’re not melting by the end, you have a cold, cold heart.

10. Wait, you mean there’s actual news on Buzzfeed?

My love of BuzzFeed goes deeper than that. Believe it or not, BuzzFeed is where I turn in actual times of crisis. Yeah, maybe they’re not always completely accurate, but they present it to me in a form I understand, up to the minute.

So that’s about it. Thank you for always brightening my day.


A Humble Admirer

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