Say hello to Pizza Rat.

You would think that when one of the worst things in the universe (rats) meets one of the best things in the universe (pizza) that the latter would be forever tarnished but no, somehow this rat managed to turn everything around and be an international treasure after he was caught on camera lugging a slice of pizza larger than itself down a flight of stairs on the New York subway.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle jokes almost write themselves. Matt Little, the comedian who recorded Pizza Rat's struggle, told Buzzfeed that "It’s all a metaphor for living in New York. You have too far to go and too much carry. But life gives you as much as you can handle.”

Of course, the internet at large was spellbound and horrified at the same time, but also full of humour about it.