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: