Every city needs a hero.
Behold New York’s latest: A small but tenacious rat whose antics have led to Internet fame and the honorable title of ‘Pizza Rat.’ The short YouTube clip shows the rodent trying his best to make it down a flight of stairs with a comically large slice of pizza.
Pizza Rat’s struggle speaks to us all on a deep and cosmic level. Or, at least, he has found the kind of Internet fame reserved only for ambiguously colored dresses:
2016 candidates on #pizzarat:— Brian Ries (@moneyries) September 21, 2015
Hillary: Every rat deserves a slice
Rubio: It needs water
Jeb!: I smoked a rat once
pizza rat is funny until u realize that pizza is all he has time to eat while working the 2 jobs needed to survive in nyc :(— Desus Nice (@desusnice) September 21, 2015
Just talked to the pizza rat and he thinks the dress is white and gold.— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) September 21, 2015
call me when #PizzaRat hauls a slice of deep dish chicago style pizza down a flight of stairs and then i’ll care, east coast rat bias— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) September 21, 2015