Any New Yorker knows how tough city life can be, with Winter completely submerging us into a deep hibernation or sweating your way to work in the Summer. And now New Yorkers finally have a hero we can look up to who somewhat embodies the New York spirit — a rat carrying a pizza slice down the subway stairs.
It's a tough journey at first for the rat as it struggles to carry this slice, but suddenly, like all your hopes and dreams, it becomes too heavy and the rat lets go of the pizza. Sure, it might not be a real New Yorker because a real New Yorker would NEVER let go of a slice (and we'd fold it in half, too), but at least it's trying. Watch the video for yourself above, and then read all the jokes and memes the Internet is creating. Oh, you can also follow the Pizza Rat on Twitter, because of course there's an account already!
Pizza rat = immediate Internet meme.
just an ikea monkey in a pizza rat world
— maria cristina sherman (@mariasherm) September 21, 2015
y'all went straight to the memes and never considered pizza rat is just trying to feed his four, adopted turtle sons.
— tech fleece tormund (@the_blueprint) September 21, 2015
Here's hoping there's a movie based on this rat's wonderful life (or at least a Halloween costume).
Right now Meryl Streep is trying on prosthetic teeth and fur options in preparation for the Pizza Rat biopic.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) September 21, 2015
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) September 21, 2015
Pizza rat is so relatable, it'll inspire articles all over the Internet.
Pizza Rat, Explained
Can We Guess If You're The Pizza Or The Rat?
Pizza Rat Is A Thief. Stop Laughing.
Pizza Rat Predicts the 2016 President
— Connor Finnegan (@ConnorFinnegan) September 21, 2015
Pizza Rat is the new The Dress except instead of dividing us it unites us.
— Isaac Fitzgerald (@IsaacFitzgerald) September 21, 2015
Pizza rat is the inspiration we all need to get through the week.
CONCRETE JUNGLE WHERE PIZZA RAT'S DREAMS ARE MADE OF THERES NOTHING IT CANT DO
— Jenna //\\ Wortham (@jennydeluxe) September 21, 2015
pizza rat understands the base futility of our miserable existence. when the pizza won't come along, he abandons it.
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) September 21, 2015