We're used to Rihanna being all sexy and tough in her Instagram photos and videos. She's often topless. And she's even gone makeup-free. But in her latest installment of Insta pictures, she offers a look at her exploits in Thailand and the images give us a rare glimpse at the cute side of the singer.

She gets up close and personal with elephants and other locals of the animal sort.

We're not used to seeing RiRi be "cute." It's just not in our Rihanna lexicon.

Sexy? Totally. Hawt? Yep! But adorbs? Never. Until now.

The 'Stay' singer seems to be enjoying her time petting, playing with and feeding elephants. It's the softer side of Rihanna, enjoying life in another country and sharing her experience of hobnobbing with big, beautiful creatures with her beloved Navy.