Do not look at these photos of the saddest seal in the world, lest you want your heartstrings tugged by a chainsaw. The scrappy little ginger was found by photog Anatoly Strakhov on Tyuleniy Island, Russia — hungry, half-blind, huddled under some logs, shunned by his “black brothers.” 

The Russian-looking little guy was captured and sent off to a dolphinarium where he is currently penning a depressing novel about solitude, estrangement, political corruption and prostitutes.