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A teeny-tiny baby koala called Louise has stolen the internet's heart

SO SMOL.

READY FOR YOUR heart to melt completely? Then continue reading.

This tiny baby koala was discovered on the ground in a chicken pen in Hawkes Nest, Australia after a massive storm.

Remember tiny Louise the Source: Instagram/abcnews_au

She was taken to HKPS Koala Care and Rescue, where she was named Louise after the woman who found her.

The staff at HKPS believe that Louise fell from the tree while her mother was asleep, and was then unfortunately rejected by her.

Posted by on Friday, 6 December 2019

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Care and rescue coordinator Simone Aurino told Mashable Australia that the baby can not go back to her koala mum:

Once she is separated from mum, that’s it. She will be a hand raised joey. Once she is weaned she will be put into a kindergarden situation with other young koalas to learn to be a big girl koala.

We’re not crying. YOU’RE crying.

Hawks Nest resident Louise Haynes found this adorable, baby #koala under a eucalyptus tree in her backyard after storms lashed the #NSW coast Source: Instagram/abcnews_au

After initially being reluctant to accept food, she has started gaining weight and bonding with her foster mother, Sue.

Louise’s story has been shared thousands of times on social media, and she’s even done a photo shoot for her fans:

13346706_758051077665660_5633903871822242413_n Source: Facebook/HKPS Koala Care and Rescue

You can keep up with her recovery on the HKPS Facebook page here. Go Louise!

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