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Plucky 'Pizza Rat' Inspires Its Own Hashtag

This little guy is no quitter
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2015 8:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – Only in New York City: A new YouTube video shows a rat dutifully dragging its slice of cheese pizza down the stairs into a subway station, UPI reports. The rat sadly gives up on its prize, but Matt Little's video is still going viral and inspiring all kinds of tweets with the hashtag #pizzarat. USA Today rounds up a few:

  • I have taken the pizza wasted on the subway forgive me it was wasted on the ground forgive me it was so pizza and I'm a rat—Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) September 21, 2015
  • Coming soon on @Medium: "Why I'm leaving New York," by #pizzarat—Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) September 21, 2015
  • 2016 candidates on #pizzarat: Trump: Thief! Hillary: Every rat deserves a slice Rubio: It needs water Jeb!: I smoked a rat once—Brian Ries (@moneyries) September 21, 2015
  • I hope one day after I make it as a writer someone asks me how I found the perseverance not to quit. And I'll just share a gif of #pizzarat.—Emily Timbol (@EmilyTimbol) September 21, 2015

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Now a guy named Kurt Fraser has posted a little competition, tweeting that " is cool and all but check out ." Indeed, he's photographed a crab sitting by a curb with a once-lit cigarette in its claw. (Read more viral video stories.)

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