After a rash of wildfires burned through Victoria and South Australia this month, poor baby koalas have been getting their paws and their "rumps" singed when hanging out, minding their own business in trees. The only solution: mittens with cartoon koalas on them! Cute!!!

The BBC reports that the koalas, "if they are picked up early enough and treated are able to be released and have normal lives," so that is an enormous relief. But wow, dang they look dapper in those mittens so maybe they can take them home with them once the time comes.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare even has a pattern you can download to sew your own mittens for our koala friends. Intrepid sewers with big hearts, this wicked cute task is for you.

[Image via BBC]