11 Photos of bats that prove they are the cutest things ever

Historically speaking, bats have had to endure something of a PR disaster. Bruce Wayne must take a portion of the blame for the lowly public approval rating of bats, his irrational fear turning a generation against the creatures, one cinema audience at a time.

There has always been the presumption of something ethereal, something other worldly about bats, thriving as they do in the dark and hanging - as they must - upside down. However, if you pause to look a little more closely, you'll realise that bats - yes, terrifying bats - are, in reality, some of the cutest things to ever exist. Not buying it? Have a look at these little beauties, then get back to me.

1. Snug as a bat in a cloth 

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2. This little fella, who's just relaxing 

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3. Tiny newborn bats, smaller than a finger

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4. Bat + watermelon = love 

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5. I'm ready for my close up!

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6. I'm SO ready for my close up!

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7. The most comfortable bat of all time

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8. Just enjoying some milk 

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9. Full body scrub, please 

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10. Bat ft. blankets and pacifier

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11. This bat, who is all of us

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Can we all agree that bats are, in actual fact, utterly adorable? Good. Tell the world; bats are cute, not creepy.