pretty-like-a-whip said: Here's one that may stump you. Why are jumping spiders so adorable???! Every time I see one, my heart just melts. Kinda like the feeling you get when you see a baby kitten. I wish I could keep one as a pet, but I don't think lil spiders like being petted very much :3
That’s an excellent question!
While I find jumping spiders 100% more adorable than kittens, I also experience the sensation of melting heart. As to why they’re so cute- it has been speculated by no one that a wizard did it, enchanting Salticids so that only a select number of people could see how tooth-rottingly cute they are. Another theory I made up just now is that it’s a survival mechanism- many predators can’t bring themselves to eat something so charming.*
*The above statements have not been evaluated by anyone of any scientific repute and should not be taken seriously. …Except the part about the wizard. That’s totes true.