This Rat Carrying A Slice Of Pizza Home Represents All Of Us

Remember when conservatives used a man nicknamed “Joe the Plumber” as a representative of the everyman back in 2008? Well, I’m no political expert, but I think candidates would be wise to take advantage of 2015’s version of the everyman. Politicians, meet “Pizza Rat.”

Watch as this New York City rat dutifully carries a large slice of pizza down the subway stairs in order to bring it home to its family. Anything for the ones you love, right? If Norman Rockwell were still around, he’d immortalize this devoted critter.

But in true everyman fashion, even the dedicated Pizza Rat had to leave its spoils behind to pursue more practical options.

In many ways, we’re all Pizza Rat.