Sometimes, when the daily news gets overwhelming, we find ourselves just needing to take a mental break. And sometimes, scrolling social media for adorable pictures of celebrities holding puppies does the trick. That’s why we were happy to see actress Nicole Kidman’s latest Instagram post: Kidman shared a photo of herself with her toy poodle puppy Julian and, frankly, it’s exactly the dose of cuteness we need right now. She wrote, “He might be the youngest member of the family but he’s a wise old soul. 💕🐾”
Fans couldn’t get enough of the close-up of Kidman holding her adorable fur baby, commenting, “Those eyesssss🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️😍😍😍” and “You and Julian! It doesn’t get much cuter than this. ❤️”
Kidman, who can be seen next in the HBO drama miniseries The Undoing, isn’t one to overshare on social media. Her posts of daughters Sunday Rose and Faith, whom she shares with her country-rocker husband Keith Urban, are few and far between, and photos featuring her puppy are pretty infrequent too. In fact, this is just the fourth photo of the toy poodle puppy, named Julian, that we’ve seen her post since welcoming the pup to her family. So please enjoy this particular bit of sweetness, posted in February:
And this adorable side-mirror view, which Kidman appropriately captioned “My #MondayMotivation 💕”:
And then there was Julian’s social media debut (not to mention Kidman’s proclamation of her new-dog-mama status):
Would we love to see more social media pictures of Kidman and Urban’s girls? Of course we would — although we certainly understand (and admire) celebrity parents who strive to keep their kids out of the spotlight. Short of that, we’ll gladly take all of the puppy pics she wants to share.
Want more doggy adorableness? Check out this gallery of 46 celebrities holding really adorable puppies, below: