Bing Dwen Dwen is here, and he's surprisingly not frozen to death.
On Tuesday, Beijing unveiled its mascot for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Bing Dwen Dwen is a uncharacteristically round panda who, despite being encased in a transparent ice suit, can somehow move well enough to be expert at every winter Olympic sport out there.
Bing Dwen Dwen comes with a superhero-esque backstory, told through a wordless animated video. After plunging through a mysterious glowing orb that came from space, Bing Dwen Dwen emerges in his ice suit with the ability to fly, soars through some winter Olympic events, and shoots off into the galaxy to deliver what's presumably world peace to an astronaut.