I know I’m not alone in saying, “Ugh,Valentine’s Day,” along with engaging in some grumbling and serious eye-rolling, when it comes to February 14—but it’s not all bad!

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I mean, sure, those candy hearts are actually kind of gross, and everyone parading around with flowers and teddy bears is mildly vomit-inducing, but it’s also an excuse to buy vegan chocolates and get crafty with homemade Valentine’s Day cards!

Happy Valentine's Day Chocolates

If you’re flying solo this Valentine’s Day, feel free to join me in worshiping at the altar of these total babes, who happen to be doing totally awesome things for animals:

“Hollywood A-List” Valentine: Joaquin Phoenix

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If seeing Joaquin’s performance in Her didn’t make you swoon, knowing that the longtime vegan is so dedicated to animals that he refuses to wear leather or any animal products—even when filming a movie—should do the trick.

“Can We Be BFFs?” Girl Crush Valentine: Olivia Munn

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We’ve already counted down the ways in which we love Olivia Munn, but just to reiterate: She is anti-fur, anti-circus, and pretty much taking over Hollywood. Let’s be friends.

“Makes Good Girls Go Bad” Rock Star Valentine: Gabe Saporta

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This needs no explanation. Let’s just say that as a former Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity winner, Mr. Saporta is holding it down.

“Hottie With a Body” Valentine: Rocsi Diaz

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Living proof that going vegetarian does a body good!

“This Charming Man” Emo Icon Valentine: Morrissey

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There’s a reason why Moz has a near cult-like following after a decades-long music career. He’s an icon for misfits and a hero for the many animals he has saved every year by not eating them.

“Future Husband” Valentine: Ryan Gosling

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I’m not saying that we’re meant to be, but he does love his adopted dog, he stands up for cows in the dairy industry, and I hear that he’s recently single … call me?!

“Internet-Famous Feline” Valentine: Lil Bub

lil-bub-hi-resUsing her Internet fame for good, Lil Bub serves as the perfect reminder that if you’re looking for love in your life, look no further than your local animal shelter! >^..^<

Who’s your favorite animal-friendly valentine? Post a pic and tag peta2 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!