Celebrate World Turtle Day With These Lovable Baby Tortoises Who Just Want To Be Your Best Friend!

Since 2000, May 23 has been a very important day for turtles. That's because May 23 is World Turtle Day, a global celebration of these shelled sea- (and land-) dwelling reptiles who are at risk of extinction.

To show our love for turtles of all shapes and sizes we compiled a complete list of the cutest turtles in the world. Share to raise awareness for these adorable little guys!

They're always lifting each other higher

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They appreciate the world around them

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They eat healthily

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They exercise regularly

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They know practice makes perfect

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They're friendly faces

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Who just want to share their love

They'll make you laugh

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They'll inspire you to fly

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Sometimes they're a little shy

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But once you get them out of their shell

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They're all sass

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They're always looking on the bright side

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To keep a big smile

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They share kisses

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And can make a mean salad

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They'll even pick fresh greens for you

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Sure, sometimes they're a little gritty

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But they're always really cute

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And just want to be your new BFF

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