Over the years, David Attenborough's honey-like voice has floated out to us from the depths of the Amazon jungles and the permafrost coated tundras of the Arctic, helping to secure his place in the hearts of millions of Brits as a calm and reassuring presence.
Even amid the tribulations of the recent US election, Attenborough – in jest, we might add –suggested we could get rid of president-elect Donald Trump by shooting him, (most probably because he knows all about dangerous predators), helping to mirthfully assuage our post-election fury.
With the return of Planet Earth on BBC One on Sunday evenings and in honour of one of our favourite British broadcasters, we look back at Attenborough's most defining moments:
That time when he said 'boo' to a sloth
The moment he narrated Adele's video for 'Hello'
When he narrated a tortoise getting frisky with a Croc shoe
When he casually chatted with a rhino
When he accused a penguin of being a 'thief'
That time he mocked a meerkat for falling asleep
The moment he remembered being slapped by a bat
When he filmed bears enjoying a boogie
This reaction to an interrupting bird
Does anyone else want him as a granddad, or is it just us?