These have been trying times in America. We’ve been disheartened by the polarization and gridlock in Congress.
But at last, we can all find common ground on an issue that’s been heaviest on our hearts since the shutdown commenced. The panda cams are back!
People around the world, even celebrities, are in “aww” as they get a new look at the growing female panda cub. She has now reached five pounds and has opened her eyes. Here are some of the best tweets about our restored access to the cuteness.
National nightmare is over. Panda cam will be turned on — someone will now tend to Michele's tomatoes. Federal workers lose nothing.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonDC) October 17, 2013
Day off AND the government is open again? Coffee. Panda cam. Repeat.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 17, 2013
I'm having an easier time loading http://t.co/4yrZqzMtVY today than Panda Cam and its weirding me out.
— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) October 17, 2013
Panda Cam is back! pic.twitter.com/bGHMIhSoiO
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 17, 2013
The pandas look different since the shutdown. less innocent, less sure of America's place in the world. pic.twitter.com/fiyTw96yvE
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) October 17, 2013