GONE VIRAL: Giant Panda Plays in Snow

The Smithsonian National Zoo released photos of its animals enjoying the snow during the blizzard that hit Washington DC Jan. 23, 2016. (Courtesy: National Zoo)

While most D.C. residents hunkered down to ride out the storm, at least one was having the time of his life.

The Smithsonian National Zoo shared a video of its giant panda Tian Tian frolicking in the snow Saturday morning. In the video, 18-year-old Tian Tian rolls down a snowy hill, covering himself in the white stuff

The caption on the video reads: “Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty excited about it.”

Unfortunately, you won’t get to see Tian Tian’s snow dance in person. The National Zoo is closed through Sunday because of the severe weather. But hopefully, the adorable video above will hold you over.

By noon Saturday, the video had been viewed 1.7 million times on Facebook and shared more than 135,000 times. It had been re-Tweeted more than 56,000 times.

Snow will continue to fall across the D.C. metro area Saturday, creating near whiteout conditions when combined with wind gusts of up to 30 mph. A blizzard warning is in effect for the D.C. area until Sunday at 6 a.m.

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