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New York City #PizzaRat becomes Internet hero

A 15-second video of a rat dragging an entire slice of pizza down the steps of a New York City subway station went viral Monday, instantly propelling the rodent to Internet fame.

The short video was captured by Matt Little, a New York-based comedian, and uploaded to YouTube Monday afternoon.

The video, dubbed “New York City rat taking pizza home on the subway,” has over 1.5 million views.

Within a few hours of being uploaded, the video exploded on social media and the rodent quickly became known as #PizzaRat.

Here’s a look at some of the social media reaction:

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https://twitter.com/_jlsl/status/646047094613110785

https://twitter.com/JoeyKingActress/status/646099973726048256

https://twitter.com/NotAllBhas/status/646048859303641088

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