It’s been two long years since pizza rat captured the hearts of New Yorkers, and the rest of the country. Now, DC appears to have a pizza rodent to call its own. A squirrel was spotted carrying a piece of pizza through Petworth this week, and Reddit user olsendre shared photos of the hungry little guy Tuesday morning.
In a message to Washingtonian, olsendre describes spotting the squirrel “munching away at a slice of plain cheese pizza” near a gas station. “There were plenty of people walking past, but I was apparently the only one that knew what an important and momentous event this was,” olsendre writes. “Luckily he allowed me to snap a couple photos before running off, with the slice still in his jaws.”
Now, stop what you’re doing and take a minute to bask in the glory of Pizza Squirrel.
Finally, Washington has a hero it deserves.