Since 1971, cute animals have been telling us to keep it together when times are tough, using their plucky, can-do attitudes for the encouragement of silly, mere mortals such as you or I. Because sometimes, in moments of deep grief or confusion or a sense of loss and hopelessness, you need a cute li’l baby animal thing to tell you to keep your spirits high and not lose hope. (Not like that’s relevant to America right now or anything!!!!!)
Because when it comes to getting encouragement, there is no better place from which to mine it than cutie animals on affirmation-laced posters—unless you can actually speak to animals in which case TEACH ME YOUR WAYS I BEG OF YOU.
Thankfully, Fernando Reza, the artist you may or may not remember from creating those epic Game of Thrones posters last season, feels us on this one and has utilized two of the cutest creatures in the galaxy—Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot—to inspire you to keep going even when times feel too tough to move on.
Inspired by their Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 iterations, Reza has created two inspirational works of art that’ll ensure you, too, are Groot when it comes to dealing with tragedy and/or tricky feelings. The posters can be purchased here separately OR as a packaged deal — in case you really need to drive that “hang in there” message home.
What do you think of the posters? Let us know in the comments below!
Images: Fernando Reza