This year, Fiona the hippo has swept through our hearts as a social media darling that we can’t help but aww over. After this baby hippo was prematurely born back in January 2017, her journey to become a healthy hippo has gone viral. Known for bringing long lines to the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona even photobombed a couple’s proposal, and it probably bodes well for their love.
Fast forward to being just short of a year old, Fiona continues to be the social media sweetheart by smooching a sweet girl’s face that basically makes for the best, most uplifting 2017 thing we’ve seen all year.
Just when it couldn’t get more cute, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden posted this fake (yet super cute) picture of Fiona yesterday.
Michelle Curley, Zoo PR person said Fiona is a good fit for “Person of the Year” because “she’s a symbol of hope and all things good in this world.” And although Fiona didn’t make Time’s 2017 shortlist that was released today, we’re still pushing for her to be the 90th honorary highlight.