Things that are small are cute … it's just a fact of life. When living beings are small, they are sweet, so we have to take care of them and protect them from the big bad world. But what happens when they grow up?
A tiger cub makes you think you are getting a cat, a full-grown tiger makes you realize that you are a dog person.
Your sweet little teddy bear is unlikely to turn into the Godless Killing Machine, which Stephen Colbert rightly fears, but be nice just in case I'm wrong.
The first picture makes you believe that porcupines are cute, adorable creatures. The picture on the left reminds you that Porcupine is really Latin for "OH GOD IT HURTS!" Is.
Ok, so a baby gorilla will not look great after King Kong, but have you ever seen a gorilla in person at the zoo? That calm look they give you through the glass, the one you confuse with apathy, is the realization that he does not even start to sweat and turn himself into a piece of Modern Art.
Humans are not immune to the curse of growing up. Do you still remember when Lindsay Lohan was this cute little redhead who was making Disney movies? Guess who got an ankle bracelet commissioned by a judge? Yes …