These Super Comforting Facts Will Reassure You That The World Isn’t All Bad

We could all use some good news right about now, and Reddit came to the rescue in a recent discussion that asked people to share their favorite “VERY comforting facts” with the community. From adorable animal news to some out-of-this-world information about the planets, here are the best, most uplifting facts and tidbits you’ll read all week. Get ready to smile, because you won’t be able to stop yourself.

They Knight Penguins In Norway

Two-year-old king penguin Nils Olav at Edinburgh Zoo parades his badge
Roger Donovan – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images
Roger Donovan – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images

This is adorable, Redditor sassy-cheese-cube! Meet Brigadier Sir Nils Olav III of Edinburgh, Scotland. He’s a knight of Norwegian King’s Guard. He is also a king penguin, the third in a line of knighted birds that were given military rank in 1972!

The original Olav was a popular attraction at the Edinburgh Zoo and got the attention of a visiting lieutenant in the Norwegian King’s Guard. Olav was made a lance corporal and has had a very successful military career since then, eventually attaining knighthood in 2008.