You guys, this is the most important thing you’ll see all day. A video of a rat carrying a slice of pizza down New York City Subway steps has gone viral, and even though it’s pretty gross, it’s also kind of awesome — just admit it!
Welcome to 2015…when #PizzaRat is a trending topic on social media! The hashtag went viral almost immediately after YouTube user Matt Little posted a crazy video of a rat carrying a whole slice of pizza down Subway steps on Sept. 21. Watch it here!
While most people might run away FAST upon seeing a rat in the Subway station, Matt opted to take his camera out and shoot video instead — and now we have this epic clip because of it. The rodent skillfully drags an entire pizza slice down a flight of stairs at the First Avenue L train station. How did it do that!?
But, eventually, it seems the animal gets a little freaked out and confused, because it ditched the pizza and ran down the rest of the steps alone. Still, we can see it looking back at its lost meal, possibly contemplating whether or not to go back and try again. I mean, ANYTHING for some real NYC pizza, right?!
Of course, an @NYCPizzaRat Twitter handle was made, which has already sent out funny messages like, “Wasn’t trying to make a statement, humans. Just trying to get some damn pizza down some Subway stairs,” and, “Look, I was hungry and trying to get home.”
Here are some more amazing tweets about #PizzaRat:
In a way we are all #PizzaRat; struggling to get our emotional slice down the subway steps of life.
— Wendy Quent (@wendyquent) September 21, 2015
#pizzarat is obviously not a native new yorker — slice isn't folded in half.
— Monica Reyhani (@monicareyhani) September 21, 2015
Moved to NYC just in time for the #PizzaRat craze. Pizza Rat is really all of us, just trying to get that extra slice of delicious NY pizza
— Zevi L (@MagicOn33rd) September 21, 2015
I'm expecting a video of #pizzarat set to "Empire State of Mind" any minute now… the internet will not disappoint me *sits and waits*
— Emmanuel HL (@lightbourne) September 21, 2015
— Mike Nelson (@TVsMikeNelson) September 21, 2015
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Pizza Rat? Why do you think it dropped the pizza?!
— Alyssa Norwin