It’s a phenomenon called “cute aggression,” and it’s what happens when people see something so cute they are overcome by emotion. Last year I wrote about the cute aggression of women who want to eat babies. Many women wrote to me to say, “Yeah, I do crave fresh human baby thigh for reasons beyond my understanding.” Now, thanks to someone who did some actual reporting, we know that this is an actual thing that people do, and we’re starting to understand why.
Via NBC News:
Many overwhelmingly positive emotions look negative, as when Miss America sobs while receiving her crown. Such high levels of positive emotion may overwhelm people. “It might be that how we deal with high positive-emotion is to sort of give it a negative pitch somehow, Dyer said. “That sort of regulates, keeps us level and releases that energy.”
They want to eat you because they love you.
Keep your heads on a swivel, little babies.