Elizabeth Kirby, the study's lead author, explained that “Males are getting a bad rap when you look at animal models of social interactions, because they are assumed to be instinctively aggressive. But even rats can have a good cuddle – essentially a male-male bromance – to help recover from a bad day.” She added, "If rats can do it, men can do it too."
Always remember that sometimes rats cuddle, and that's totally cool. And if it's good enough for rats, it's good enough for you.*
*This is terrible life advice
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