July 1, 2016 10:41 AM EDT

Move over Pizza Rat — there’s a new pizza rodent in town. Meet Pizza Squirrel, a charming resident of Park Slope who, like most of us, is just out here, trying to eat.

Unlike the multitudes of hyper-aggro squirrels in New York City who might fight you for food in Central Park, this placid creature prefers to observe his fellow Brooklyn residents from a high perch, while indulging in a dollar slice, which honestly, is all most of us really want in life.

He was captured in his natural habitat by journalist Ben Popper, who recounted his experience with Pizza Squirrel in a piece for the Verge, calling it his “greatest work as a journalist.”

May we all aspire to live our lives like Pizza Squirrel.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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