Happy National Pit Bull Awareness Day! Started in 2007 by Jody Preis of Tennessee pit bull rescue and education group Bless the Bullys, this day is “a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners.”

In honor of these sweet and misunderstood dogs, below, just a few examples of the many, many, many times when pit bulls were literally the best.

This sweetness got the cutie adopted!

It’s basically just Snoopy and Woodstock IRL.

You know how we get about interspecies cuteness.

We’re sure there’s a logical explanation.

Mud has never been so cute.

(Images via YouTube and Shutterstock)