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16 Super-Cute Illustrations That Showcase How Sweet And Delicate Love Can Be

Ugh ... these are perfect!

In a series of heartwarming illustrations, artist Young Joo Kim showcases little moments of love between a couple

The couple, whom Kim calls Soso and Haru, are simple ones: Kim draws them in everyday scenarios such as cuddling up with their cat for a nap, sharing music on the couch, and walking together hand in hand. Moreover, the simplicity of Soso and Haru's life is accentuated by Kim's monochromatic style; most illustrations are in black and white, with perhaps a titch of red to show blushing cheeks or falling leaves. 

In one particularly sweet photo, Soso and Haru sit side by side on a bench, looking across to an older couple in the same position. Perhaps it's a metaphor for Soso and Haru when they're older, or maybe it's another couple they admire. Either way, it evokes enough emotion to warm anyone's heart. 

"[Through] the characters of Soso and Haru, [I] wanted to express the love of ordinary people," Kim tells A Plus in an email. "I sometimes draw my experiences, and I also observe and draw the love of people around me. There is [sometimes] a cat in the picture, which is me, observing the couple around me."

We love how the illustrations articulate the quieter, more precious moments shared between couples, maintaining an incredibly relatable quality for all viewers. 

"I began to draw pictures because of the feeling of tranquility that comes from people who see and like my paintings," Kim adds. "So readers can see my paintings, sympathize, [think back to] old memories or just smile."

So whether you're in love, looking for it, or just need something to brighten your day, check out more of Kim's adorable illustrations below.

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