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A glimpse into the mind of a baby at the moment she meets her first puppy. Animalkind, USA TODAY

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Adorable dogs and puppies flooded social media Saturday as people shared posts tagged #NationalPuppyDay, including businesses and even government organizations.

National Puppy Day was created in 2006 to promote pet adoption, raise awareness about puppy mills and "to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives," according to the National Puppy Day website.

This year, sports franchises, charities and beer brands joined in.

Around noon Saturday, National Puppy Day was trending on Twitter with more than 14,000 tweets. And in total, Instagram reports more than 4 million #NationalPuppyDay posts.

It's safe to say that social media is filled with photos of cute puppies:

And also cute videos:

These very good pups are ready to be adopted:

Even government agencies are sharing puppy pics:

And, for good measure, the hashtag is spreading some adorable public service announcements:

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