In news of the painfully cute, injured koalas in and around South Australia are slowly recovering from burns they sustained as bushfires wreaked havoc on their habitat. Many of these adorable slow-moving critters perished, but survivors faced a tough recovery from burns on their paws. Aid workers called on volunteers around the globe to make cotton mittens to help in the healing and it worked. They’ve received all the mittens they need for now, which is a sigh of relief for the koala population.

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