Pets & Animals

What a hoot! See this owl's squinty-eyed smile

What a hoot!

Quite possibly the happiest owl in the world is giving its best smile in a YouTube video that has clocked more than 800,000 views since it was uploaded on Thursday.

In it, the owl gives a wide-faced grin — complete with squinty eyes — as the man behind the camera, Adam Poley, zooms in.

“Every time I visit this owl, it gives me this face,” Poley wrote on YouTube. TODAY reached out to Poley but did not hear back, perhaps because he was too busy smiling right back.