11/18/2014 04:05 EST | Updated 11/19/2014 03:59 EST

A Message To People Complaining About The Weather In Toronto

Yes, it's cold. No, it's not that bad.

Toronto has been hit with unseasonably frigid temperatures this week, leading many in the city to ceaselessly lament the early onset of winter.

On Tuesday, someone even dressed up as the abominable snowman and rode the subway, raising a symbolic middle finger to mother nature.

But the fact is, while Toronto is cold right now, things could be a lot worse.

This is Buffalo, N.Y. today (yes, that is an SUV).

buffalo new york snow 2014

And here are some photos from the surrounding county.

These really put things in perspective.

Meanwhile, this is a panda playing in Toronto's meager snow-pack.

If a cuddly bear from a warmish region of China can endure this cold, so can you.

In conclusion:

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