The news as of late has been unrelentingly sad. It's important to stay abreast of current affairs, but sometimes you need a break from all the violence, war, mayhem, and utter sadness. Which is where these pugs come in.

In this version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze," these tiny pug nuggets manage to take a break from nibbling on each other to fight pizza-stealing bad guys, Shredder, and two new baddies named Tokka and Rahzar. As an added bonus, Vanilla Ice shows up -- well, not the real Vanilla Ice, but a reasonable cardboard proximity thereof. It's super cute, and maybe just what you need on a day like today. Can you believe it's only Tuesday? It's only Tuesday.

If you'd like a good cry, here are some photos of Robin Williams and his pug Leonard, whom he'd adopted from Curly Tail Pug Rescue.

[Via Jezebel]