Being afraid of spiders makes life hard when you live in Australia, a country with more than 4000 species of arachnids.
So, we’re going out of our way to show Australia (and the world) that there is actually no need to be scared of spiders… particularly this adorable little fella.
Meet Lucas the spider. Lucas is an animation created by Joshua Slice with a voiceover from his nephew, and the spider’s namesake, Lucas. The spider, with his cute baby voice, has a charm that almost makes us reconsider our arachnophobia.
Joshua told Bored Panda “I’m responsible for the design, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, and rendering,” and he’s keeping his fingers crossed that Pixar might pick up his spider and make a feature film starring the critter.
Okay, Lucas the spider is awfully adorable, but we feel we should add the clause that not all spiders just want to cuddle you. Some of those jerks want you dead, so stay safe, kids.