Pizza Rat is a rat. A rat that was simply trying to move a slice of pizza when comedian Matt Little decided to videotape it and told it to "live your best life."
The internet loves this rat! Twitter is abuzz with expressions of metaphorical solidarity:
Expressions of real (joke) solidarity.
Commentary on the other news of the day:
Especially political news of the day.
There is adoration.
Blasé New Yorker-ness.
And refusal to engage.
Brands already want a slice of the Pizza Rat fandom:
Since it's Twitter, the same joke was also made a lot.
Even when it was a slightly different joke.
But here is the most truly prescient tweet:
Congratulations pizza parlors, a rat just made your day. Erect this in its honor:
Ethan Chiel is a reporter for Fusion, writing mostly about the internet and technology. You can (and should) email him at firstname.lastname@example.org