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VIDEO: Giant panda in Washington, D.C., zoo 'pretty excited' about all the snow

At least one Washington, D.C., resident seems to be enjoying the snowstorm sweeping through the East Coast.

This morning the Smithsonian National Zoo posted a video to Facebook and Twitter of giant panda Tian Tian rolling around in the snow drifts. "Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow...and he was pretty excited about it. ?#?Blizzard2016?," wrote the zoo on its Facebook page.

The post quickly went viral. By 1 p.m. Saturday, the video of the 264-pound panda had been viewed 21 million times and shared on Facebook almost 990,000 times.