September 21, 2015 7:24 PM EDT

When a video of a rat dragging a slice of pizza down the New York City subway steps surfaced on Monday, the Internet instantly fell in love. What’s not to like about a plucky little animal getting his snack on despite the odds? The rodent seemed to speak to New Yorkers’ tastes and frustrations, even while appealing to their sense of whimsy. Here are some of the ways the Internet reacted to the legend that is #PizzaRat.

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