What a time to be alive. Today an NYC rat was caught on video carrying an ENTIRE slice of pizza down a flight of subway stairs. (Master Splinter, that you??) Unforch, it gives up before reaching the bottom of the stairs and runs off. :-( 

If you've ever eaten a struggle pizza meal on the subway and had to ditch that shit before rolling up to your important meeting or whatever, then you feel this rat. This video is literally all of us. We are Pizza Rat, and this is our New York struggle. 

Unsurprisingly, Pizza Rat instantly became a Twitter joke:

A New York subway rat carrying a slice of pizza is the only "Stars! They're Just Like Us!" we've ever needed.

— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) September 21, 2015

New York's hottest Halloween costume has arrived #pizzarat pic.twitter.com/AhWEPCcBbn

— Brian Ries (@moneyries) September 21, 2015

Motion for pizza rat to replace Taylor Swift as ambassador of New York http://t.co/BfzP8ZeN2z pic.twitter.com/AgWxxSeAxX

— Kari Paul (@kari_paul) September 21, 2015

the buried lede of the pizza rat video is that chicago pizza just can't be carried down stairs, thus ultimately proving its irrelevance

— t.c. (@chillmage) September 21, 2015

Pizza Rat is the new The Dress except instead of dividing us it unites us.

— Isaac Fitzgerald (@IsaacFitzgerald) September 21, 2015


— RUSS BENGT$ON (@russbengtson) September 21, 2015

NYC rats, never change.