Gee, We Just Had Cupcakes at Mine

Bet your going-away party wasn’t as awesome as this: On his last day with four lion cubs, this “Men of C.O.” calendar candidate gets in some serious snuggling.



  2. I actually said that out loud while watching it. Wow. ….i think I’m speechless…can I haf him??

    wait, did I say that out loud?

  3. How come he is leaving this job? There cannot be any job in the world better than one in which you duties include snuggling a buncha’ baby lions!

  4. If he’s leaving this job to go snuggle a buncha’ baby sloths, then I understand. Otherwise, not so much.

  5. I believe it was a fixed-length internship. I would totally be bawling my eyes out if I were lucky enough to receive such loving farewell hugs.

  6. So mebbe he will get another job doing more baby-lion-snorgling very soon?? I think he has a gift for it….

  7. I’M SO JEALOUS!! Although, I’m not sure if I’m more jealous of him or the cubs…

  8. If he were 5 years older I would propose!

  9. Hilz- My thoughts as well!! Will take the cubs and him – To go please! :)

  10. My sentiments exactly!

  11. This is seriously overwhelming my brain with the cuteness! Also, JEALOUS!!!

  12. loribelle says:

    I’m not sure if I wish I were him or I wish I was one of those lion cubs…

  13. and to top it all off, he’s Scottish! With that melt-your-heart brogue! **swoon**

  14. Aye, he was cute enough & then started talking. *melt*

  15. Ruffian9 says:

    Me as well. *Sighs*

  16. He doesn´t *need* to talk. ;)

  17. SlaveToCat says:

    Oh my my my my……..The cute cats always get to nibble the ears and kiss the faces of the nicest boys. And that voice…siggghhh….I’m ready to have another litter. Calls lawyer to check on penalty for stalking ;)

  18. LunaChickFringe says:

    GAAAHHHH I meant KILT!!!!! Shouldn’t be posting before I have caffeine!

  19. LunaChickFringe says:

    Yep, I got a thing for the Scottish, too. The cute guy, brogue and cub cuddling combo was making me dizzy. If he happened to be wearing a klit on top of it I would have blacked out.

  20. And you didn’t even get mod-lounged for that one. :P

  21. Yeah. I was like, “Cute guy snuggling lion cubs–what could be better? ZOMG SCOTTISH!!!!!” It’s almost unfair, is what it is.

  22. A Scotsman AND lion cubs…be still my beating heart!
    Here’s another dreamy Scot with a cute animal…(hint, its a famous actor underneath all that facial hair) :)

  23. toss in the BMW and i’m done.

  24. No wonder he didn’t get reconised in Tunesia at the old Tatoine set. He said he was even standing by the poster and no one realized (or cared) who he was.

  25. Sasha's Mum says:


    Cute + animal lover + SCOTTISH = me *thud*

  26. ha ha true dat

  27. My thoughts exactly. I’m torn between “squee” and “daaaamn.” I guess it’s more of a “squaaaam.”

  28. Fird Birfle says:

    WHICH reminds me of Gabriel Iglesias. He has a funny bit, about peeps reacting to somebody’s appearance. He’s specifically referring to a person’s “size”, but I would suggest several of the adjectives could be useful for the Cute Guys Snuggling Lions Universe:

    Mr. Iglesias states the following guidelines:

    . For those of you who still do not know, there are five levels of fatness, fluffy is one of the levels. There is “big”,“healthy”, “husky”, “fluffy” and “DAAAYUM” [damn]!

  29. He’s got a new sixth one, usually said when someone of size is entering an elevator: “oh HELL no!”

    Which I think would be my reply when told I had to leave a job snorgling lion cubs.

  30. victoreia says:

    *ah-HEM* And exactly WHEN is the “Men of C.O.” calendar coming out? HMMMMMMM?????

  31. I’ve been asking that for ages!

  32. Mr June right here. Maybe he can model for Feline magazines if his singing career doesn’t take off.

  33. Wow! They are such snugglers! Lucky guy.

  34. CanadaGirl says:

    Lions! Hugs! Man with accent! I can’t take it!

  35. hmstracylee says:

    I can… I’ll take ’em all please ;)

    daaannnggg this is the best thing on the internets, I want to be right in the middle of all of that!

  36. Robin Kiesel says:

    I WANT TO BE SNUGGLED BY BIG KITTY BABIES! Fuhget about the guy, one can ALWAYS find a guy…but , seriously,,,,I WANT TO BE SNUGGLED BY BIG KITTY BABIES…..pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze?

  37. Mary (the first) says:

    I would like to know how to “always find a guy”, please.

  38. Yes, I too need lessons in this art of guy-finding! Well, great-guy-finding, I know how to find the other ones…

  39. that’s the trick, isn’t it? the “other ones” are the ones who are usually at the front of the line.

  40. Robin Kiesel says:

    Killer pot roast, gets them every time!

  41. victoreia says:

    Yes, please share!

  42. Bring a baby lion, guys always fall for that!

  43. You have to not mind if he’s drunk, is all.

  44. oh my dear god

  45. Fird Birfle says:

    *gets out the smelling salts,
    plugs in the defibrithingamajigg….*

  46. I have NEVER commented on a CO post before even though I’ve been a regular for years now. But this post drove me into such a cute-gasm that I actually remained totally silent for the whole video as opposed to my usual squealing and cooing. I felt like that was a pretty good indication that this cute went above and beyond.

  47. This is the only post that actually matches Qte Factor with the Firefighter giving tiny kitten oxygen post. That, and this video, have got to be the highest highlights of CO *evah*. :)

  48. That blond carrying the frightened kitty in almost waist high flood water was pretty high on my “OMIHERO” meter.

    Especially since it wasn’t his cat.

  49. Omg I totally read that first as if “tiny kitten oxygen” was a type of oxygen the firefighter was giving out. That would be totally awesome, there could be a whole range of scented oxygens to choose from. Imagine if you could take your pick from “newborn puppy oxygen” or “duckling oxygen” etc…

  50. Aah, mod lounge. Oh well, it’s almost Friday anyway. You’ll find me at the bar.

  51. Robin Kiesel says:

    Margaritas for everyone

  52. Robin Kiesel says:

    I was also silent, And crying. SOB

  53. don’t forget to close your mouth before you go back in public.

    welcome aboard.

  54. Fird Birfle says:


  55. This one has driven me out of many years of regular lurking too. OMG the accent, the cubs, the guy! (Closing mouth now)

  56. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH*runs to share-on-facebook-and-pinterest-and-email* HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THE CUTENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. LMAO

  58. Kitties…. sigh.

  59. kibblenibble says:

    They LOVE him! This is precious, but it makes me sad, too.

  60. He sounded/looked sad…like he doesn’t want to leave those gorgeous cubs.

  61. PS Deeeew ye all notice that he is Scottish?

  62. LizzyCat says:

    Oh yes, my friend. Oh yes. Cute AND Scottish AND loves big kittens :)

  63. If it’s not Scottish, it’s C-RRRRRR-A-P!

  64. Sasha's Mum says:

    Stick me in a longboat, set it ablaze, and push me out to sea!

  65. Except for the food. Scottish food was based on a dare.

  66. victoreia says:


  67. Czechmate says:

    Don’t mention your mother! :-)

  68. Is it sad that I’m super-proud of myself for getting that reference?

  69. That is so adorable!! I love his accent, too ;)

  70. Ali-Baba says:

    My god, it’s full of cute!

  71. victoreia says:

    Cue “2001: A Space Odyssey” theme music….

  72. I want him!

    – A lesbian!

  73. me too!!

  74. Behold the power of the Cute!

  75. smallthunder says:

    Behold? No, that should be:

    BOW DOWN before the Power of Cute.


  76. **does obeiscance**

  77. Er. obeiscEnce.

    Teh Power of the CTE leaves me without spelling.

  78. his cub runneth over! :)

  79. Robin Kiesel says:

    I want a cub to runneth over to me!

  80. I watched twice. I love how they wrapped their huge paws around his neck. Does anyone know what the backstory is? Also I would weep if I had to leave those lions and never see them again.

  81. Love at first snuggle says:

    Oh he’s dreamy! Major swoon!

  82. Martha in Washington says:

    If that calender isn’t out soon, I predict riots!

  83. Martha in Washington says:

    I was so overcome by the cuteness of it all that I even mispelled “calendar”!

  84. Mary (the first) says:

    I was also pretty much stunned into silence at the beauty of this. From his behavior I’m going to guess the young man is only going away because he HAS to .. like going back to get his Master’s in Zoology .. or something. And then come back and do even more good things with/for the kittehs.

  85. Sad, i cried, didn’t even have the sound on, but kitties will miss hims! :'(

  86. Me thinks me dropped an egg

  87. I just discovered what face I make when I am rapt.
    I propose a video calendar; this is FABULOUS Qteporn!

  88. This is a video…and the cubs aren’t wearing clothes. I think this already qualifies :P

  89. Did everyone check out the music video, too?

  90. Knew this would eventually make CO. How could anyone leave THAT job…??????

  91. What do you mean, “a candidate?” If the calendar is full, we’ll invent an extra month for him!

  92. DanielleD says:

    LOL. I second this motion.

  93. I recommend that we create the month of “Hunkuary.”

  94. Catwhisperer says:

    LOVE IT!!!

  95. victoreia says:

    That would be every month in the calendar, then….

  96. The Original Jane says:

    Heaven, I’m in Heaven,
    And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak;
    And I seem to find the happiness I seek
    When we’re out together snuggling, cheek to cheek…sigh.

  97. Haha cute, I love that song!

  98. Mmmmmmmmm sooo cute! Oh and the lion cubs are cute, too ;-P

  99. OMG. Headsplode.

  100. I’ve now watched this video elebenty-five times and I have concluded that it is the single most wonderful thing ever to appear on the interwebs. I just hope I stop whimpering long enough to actually get some work done today.

  101. Anita Fair says:

    The kitties are to die for. The young man is to kill for. Makes my 63-year-old heart remember when it was 23. However, he should stick to snorgling lion cubs. He can’t sing!

  102. On the Internets, we’re all just 23. :)

  103. I’m late to this post, but thank you for saying that. I’m 63 too, but if I were 23 and anywhere near that adorable Scotsman and his lion cubs, nothing would stop me!

  104. Birdcage says:

    I would not kick that young man outta bed for smelling of bebbeh lions.
    Just sayin.

  105. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    Those cubs clearly love him. All that snugglin! I’m so JEALOUS! I wanna snuggle big cubs.

  106. LovesDogs says:

    I believe this CO hunk has a South African/Afrikaaner accent and it’s quite lovely, just like him.

  107. Nope, that’ll be a Scotsman, all right:
    ‘Lessen teh yewww’
    ‘Lovely wee kess’
    ‘Last time ah see yez’
    ‘go fah mah hairrr’
    BTW, listening to the audio is not safe for work! ;-)

  108. Yep, the accent is Scottish.

    Dubyah1, “storries” and “wee kess” was the proof for me too. :)

    Of course… there are other words that become risque in a Scottish accent. The word “six” and the shorter versions of Elisabeth.

  109. The feelthiest phrase ever said wi’ a Scottish accent is Sean Connery’s “Pooooosy Galore.”

  110. LovesDogs says:

    I stand corrected — Scottish all the way.


  112. Mean! Mean CO!
    Why you post things like that when I’m at work and can’t see them.
    Can’t wait to get home and see cute Scothish gyu with cubs!!!!

  113. Maybe you should look for another job where you’re able to see stuff like this!

  114. I wonder if that would put potential employers off if, on my resume, I were to specify that I might have access to CuteOverload photos and videos.

  115. Er, that is, I wonder if it would be off-putting if my resume specified that I MUST have access to CuteOverload.

  116. crescentroses says:

    Wow. Just wow. I think I’m in cute heaven. When’s that calendar coming out anyways!?

  117. Am supposed to be working on my taxes but was stopped ded by the Qte! When he says “lovely wee kisses” I just melted. Is there room on his lap for me to snuggle with the cubs????
    We’ll need a 365 day calendar for the Cute Men of CuteOverload

  118. I’ll second that motion! A cutie, and a cutie-pie a day!

  119. Czechmate says:

    MEGSIE! CALENDAR! NOW! Pretty please? With sugar on top? ;-)

  120. Well well. Nothing to complain about here. The way those lions give him hugs reminds me of my own cat, who has done exactly the same kind of snuggling and hugging from the time she was a little kitten.

    It IS nice to see a guy willing to publicly snuggle and give wee lion kisses to a bunch of overgrown kittens.

  121. I would do this job if I had to pay the zoo instead of them paying me.

    And the guy is edging into Jamin territory. Not quite as devastatingly cute, but the accent is a plus.

  122. grey_catbird says:

    This might be more sexy than it is cute

  123. and the writer is named…. Lyons!

  124. bob drummond says:

    Now that’s funny ! By the way Lassie , I too happen to be of Scottish desent !!

  125. well pick up something cute and say something about golf!

  126. HOly crap. Can I have the cubs and the man delivered to me? I will pay double.

  127. I’ll trade places with the lion cubs, please.

  128. One Skunk Todd says:

    I shall eviscerates you… WITH CUTENESS! Mmmmm… cuteness tastes like bacon…

  129. I think this video was posted on CO earlier, of this guy and lion cubs, but here is with with full grown lions! Snuggling on a truck.

  130. I love the adolescent boy lion — all slack-jawed at the beginning, sporting a mohawk, and not really being aware of his weight at the end. :)

  131. I feel ripped off now, my safari didn’t have snuggly lions like that (or the cute guy either!) We had a mama lion get really mad at us and growling, not kitty snuggles like that guy is gettting.

  132. And then the boy lion’s all “I will lean against you REALLY HARD”, and the guy has to gently nudge him off.

    Also, THOSE PAWS.

  133. Scottish too?!? I will take one…to go…

  134. Last day….oh F*ck it, Imma stay my whole life here, is what I would have said if that were me getting hugged by all those lions.

  135. I want him!!!

  136. Nassegris says:

    Teeheehee… did they cover him in catnip first?

    Or pork?

  137. Nothing against the fine young man, but nothing _NOTHING_ beats the hugging and kissing from lion cubs. Keep the guy, I’ll take the huggy cubs home.

  138. Douglas Hamilton says:

    Hi there. That is myself in the video. Thank you for posting this :). Can I ask what “men of C.O” calender is? haha Apart from the obvious part being a calender ;)

  139. well, doug (if i may call you that), it means you should send us me as many pictures of you and cute things as you can.

    oh, okay, fine. the Men of Cuteoverload calendar is a fantasy idea that the fans of CO have been encouraging us to publish. apparently pictures of cute animals are wildly more popular when the animals are being snorgled by certain kinds of men. what kind? well, the kind that don’t mind being seen snorgling cute animals. and we’re working on a new technology that incorporates scottish accents into print.

    so what we’re saying is, how about a date? ;)

  140. Alexandra Noel says:

    Why not just 12 months of Mr. Hamilton with a different animal each month? Starting with lions of course ;)

  141. Can we make it one of those 14 month calendars? Or, how about an infinity calendar?

  142. Douglas Hamilton says:

    hahaha very sweet thank you ;)

  143. hmstracylee says:

    the Men of Cuteoverload calendar is a fantasy idea coming to stores this Christmas?
    *fingers crossed*

    Douglas Hamilton, I’m sure if you volunteered to be Mr. September, Sharpy would Make.This.Happen.

  144. Douglas Hamilton says:

    haha why Mr. September? ;) I would volunteer myself for that.

  145. The Original Jane says:

    Does he know there is already a 365 day C.O. calendar for all the cute animals and that whenever we get a photo with cute animals AND a cute guy we all vote for a second calendar: “Men of CuteOverload”?

    Oh, and somebody post Jamin’s photo so Douglas knows what we are talking about (ie: who his competition is).

    I guarantee Meg would be (is?) working on a Men of C.O calendar – IF they can come up with enough great photos AND get approval (pay off) the guys.

  146. Douglas Hamilton says:

    lol…ok so I need step up my game to beat the competition? :)

  147. Douglas Hamilton says:

    lol…yes you can call me Doug. Thanks for telling me :). Well I do have some awesome pics with the cubs and babies and 2 week old tigers? That cute enough? :D.

    Technology these days huh :P haha

    As for the date…I’m in Australia right now, so maybe a bit of a commute ;)

  148. we can handle more. do you have any objections to be adopted? some of us are a little over the age to be dating.

  149. Mr. Hamilton, you are an awful tease! I mean that in the very best of ways.

    We come to cute overload for the heartwarming cuteness of animals, and then when it gets compounded with an attractive man happily snuggling with said adorable animals to the point where we think it’s completely unbearable, and THEN he starts speaking to them in a blow-you-over-with-sexy Scots accent, it’s like life can’t get any better.

    Thanks for being. :)

  150. Douglas Hamilton says:

    hahaha I apologize for teasing.

    “Thanks for being” that’s cute ;)

    Thank you

  151. Alexandra Noel says:

    Australia? Drat. that’s the other end of the globe for some of us. :/

  152. errrrrrr. ummmmmmm. uhhhhhhhh. Sorry, I’m a bit speechless being in the virtual presence of the lion-snorgling handsome Scotsman. I hope he visits again!




  155. bob drummond says:

    Will somebody please get rid of that ” Your comment…… moderation ” !!!!!!!

  156. Violeta Aranda says:


  157. …Now I must convince my boyfriend to do this…

  158. gaaaaaaa….. (I am slack jawed and drooling like the lion in arielle’s video) talk about cute overload!! too much cute boys!


  159. Ruffian9 says:

    You’ve GOT to be kidding me. Handsome young Scot being hugged by lion cubs. My Utopia.

  160. C’moooooooooooooon!!!!! C.O. can’t do this to us! I can’t even avoid commenting on this video! I lost my will, it’s toooooooooo cute!


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