And being cooped up indoors and avoiding the crappy weather can get even the most jovial of us down.
Giraffes feel it too. And at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, the winter months are so cold, the giraffes have to be kept indoors.
But two-year-old Potoka couldn't contain his excitement when he was allowed out for the first time in months. In fact, it looks like he was having the best day of his life.
While his pals seem to be able to keep their cool, Potoka runs circles around them and does the most ridiculous but endearing hop.
His species can run up to 35mph...
Potoka, you are our spirit animal.
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