Good news coming from New Zealand this morning: the first batch of penguins who had been harmed by a recent oil spill have been released back into the wild. The cure to what ailed them? Your sweaters.

The response to a single plea for knitters of the world to knit sweaters that would help the penguins stay warm and prevent them from being poisoned by said oil was, simply put, overwhelming. I don't know if the world really really loves penguins, or if the sight of penguins dressed in sweaters is enough to elicit squeals of joy and speed-knitting, but well done, everybody! The first 49 penguins sent back into the ocean were first put through check-up and a six-hour swim test to make sure they'd be able to survive. To see them gleefully crashing into the waves of freedom, check out the clip.

Earlier:
The Worldwide Campaign To Knit Sweaters For Penguins