Heartwarming Study Says Goats Like It When You Smile at Them

By Cody Briana on August 30, 2018
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Aww! This should warm your heart. A new study found goats don’t want to interact with people who come across angry or upset, much like humans, and prefer big smiles!

A UK scientific academy researched 20 goats who were “habituated to human presence” from a sanctuary. The Cut reports the goats were released into a pen with images of happy and angry humans. The scientists observed how long the goats interacted with the different photographs, noting which expressions they preferred. The researchers learned that goats can “distinguish between happy and angry images of the same person,” and in general, they prefer their humans to be happy.

Goats really are the new dogs.

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