As a planet, we're facing horrific plastic pollution, elections are being meddled with, people are being killed left right and centre and it all seems a bit much.
But every now and then, there is a glimmer of happiness that brings us out of our dark world.
That couldn't be more evident than in Sydney when the New South Wales police tracked down a rat that had gone missing from a homeless man.
In a statement, police said: "Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command have reunited a homeless man and his pet rat today, after she went missing last week.
"Just after 2pm on Saturday 6 April 2019, a homeless man left his pet rat 'Lucy' on a milkcrate on Pitt Street while he used a nearby bathroom.
"A woman, who walked past and saw Lucy alone, believed she had been abandoned, so took her home and cared for her."
Chris, 59, was devastated after his beloved pet disappeared, feeling like he'd never see his companion again. But after a social media call out, people started searching high and low for the rodent before police decided to step in.
According to 9 News, Chris and Lucy the rat are a bit of a fixture and people who walk past them each day will know they are inseparable.
While some people might start saying this was a 'bad use of police resources', they should realise this has provided immense joy to a man who doesn't have much.
When Chris saw his rat, he was absolutely blown away.
"Yep, that's her," The Pitt Street local told police. "That's her. She's got the blind eye, that's her. She remembers me, kiss, kiss.
"It feels wonderful. Thank you very much, everybody. She knows she's missed me too."
The photos of the reunion have gone absolutely viral, with the pictures and video being liked, shared and commented on by 77,000 people. Fans from across Australia are pleased to see this man so happy that he has his mate back in his arms.
Featured Image Credit: NSW Police