Let’s be honest, nothing can instantly put a smile on your face quite like a fluffy Golden Retriever can. Goldens essentially embody pure joy, loyalty, and sincerity. Even beyond their sweet appearance, their temperament is the hallmark of their breed: they are known for being “kind, friendly, and confident” and they are particularly patient with children. Moreover, they love all people equally and as they are equally kind to their owners and strangers alike. It’s no surprise then that they have become such a beloved staple of so many households; while their trusting and gentle disposition doesn’t necessarily qualify them for the job of guard dog, you can be sure they will still set off alarms in your heart.

So, while the world is going to hell in a handbasket, what’s more important than having some Goldens to lighten up your newsfeed and general outlook on things? We’ve found 24 of the sweetest & fluffiest Goldens that you should be following on Instagram to do just that. Of course, there are way more than just 24 on Instagram, but you have to start somewhere. Now go forth & be Golden. Love & light.

1. @theicenhauerbrothers

Happy #tot! Tuck wishes he could give kisses to all his followers. He told me. #tongueouttuesday

A photo posted by Tucker (3) & Augie (2) (@theicenhauerbrothers) on

2. @lexiesheartbeat

3. @thatgoldendog

4. @jadeandhergoldens

Happy Stevie! I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday! ❤️❤️❤️ #StevieTheGolden

A photo posted by Jade Pietrangelo (@jadeandhergoldens) on

5. @goldenmase

Happy #FirstDayofFall — a little #tbt to last year when I was still a little nugget ?☺️?

A photo posted by Adventures With Mason (@goldenmase) on

6. @pazzopup

7. @bentleygoldenbear


A photo posted by Bentley the Golden Retriever (@bentleygoldenbear) on

8. @wat.ki

I have all I need in life. You, ice cream and good fun memories ? Happy Sunday!

A photo posted by Watson The Golden (@wat.ki) on

9. @oliverandcmpany

10. @lizzie.bear

It's tiring having fun all day ??

A photo posted by Goldens Lizzie & Ally (@lizzie.bear) on

11. @ollievuesomuch

When life gets you down..all you gotta do is smile! It's my favorite thing to do in the whole wide world. ??

A photo posted by Ollie Vue The 3 Legged Golden (@ollievuesomuch) on

12. @scoutgoldenretriever

13. @porter_the_golden

summer's not over til i say it's over☀️✌?️

A photo posted by Porter the Golden Retriever (@porter_the_golden) on

14. @goldenreuben

happy Labor Day my fwends!! ? #laborday

A photo posted by REUBEN (@goldenreuben) on

15. @staygoldenrustyboy

Enjoying my time here in the Pacific Northwest ?

A photo posted by Rusty ? (@staygoldenrustyboy) on

16. @thegoldensrule

Happy 1st Birthday to me!! It is so fun to turn one!! Thank you @goldenretriever_lilly @golden_willow_puppy @lisamaebarnes for being so sweet and celebrating with me! I am so blessed! ???photo credit @tayloratkinsonphoto . ?USE CODE ADDIE10 to save 10% off all merchandise @threespoileddogs! ? . #birthday #birthdayparty #birthdaygirl #birthdaycake #excellent_dogs #dogs #retrieverstagram #goldens_ofinstagram #goldens_glee #ilove_goldenretrievers #retrieversgram #instadogscorner #instapuppy #instadogsfeature #puppysketch #huffpostgram #topdogphoto #gloriousgoldens #ilove_goldenretrievers #goldenretriever #goldenretrieverpuppy #golden #adorablegoldens #buzzfeed #topdogphoto #dogsofinstagram #puppytrip #goldenretrieversofinstagram #babyanmlpage #animaladdicts

A photo posted by Jake & Addie (@thegoldensrule) on

17. @selby_the_golden

What are you doing down here, human? You a dog?

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Selby (@selby_the_golden) on

18. @charliebrowngoldenretriever

Cheers to the long weekend ?? what's everypuppy up to?

A photo posted by Charlie Brown (@charliebrowngoldenretriever) on

19. @bz_golden

20. @lifewithteddy

My humans hate Mondays and I'm sure you humans here do too. So here is a photo to make you smile again! Ps: I still lay here.

A photo posted by Teddy the Golden Pup (@lifewithteddy) on

21. @adventures.of.ellie

Mom went to San Antonio and all I got was this flower crown

A photo posted by Ellie ?? (@adventures.of.ellie) on

22. @life_of_howard

? Flashback to my 1st beach trip #sandypaws #babyhoward

A photo posted by Howard (@life_of_howard) on

23. @bigbendretrievers

24. @golden__beau

Trying to figure out who this lil dude was #tbt

A photo posted by Beau & Bear (@golden__beau) on

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