If you’ve missed the NYC subway — particularly the completely wild things you could witness on the train — you’re in luck.
Social media has been taken over with one New Yorker who has taken to dressing up as a rat and roaming around the subway at all hours of the day.
Apparently the outfit is courtesy of local performance artist Jonothon Lyons. He created the character and costume, called “Buddy the Rat,” back in 2009 for a film, and brought him back for some entertainment during the pandemic.
Even with commuting and ridership down, there are still plenty of riders who have some pretty hilarious reactions to seeing Jonothon’s getup.
This particular video (which even Ice T chimed in on) shows one New Yorker simply climbing over the entire staircase railing to get to the platform when pizza rat blocks his way!
Lol.. The dude that jumped over the rail is definitely a NewYorker… Rule 1. Mind your business. https://t.co/sLvsvoDmYT
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 17, 2020
He also interacts with subway musicians…
— Jonothon Lyons (@jonothonlyons) November 17, 2020
Hangs out in Times Square…
— Jonothon Lyons (@jonothonlyons) November 15, 2020
And even wears a face mask!
— Jonothon Lyons (@jonothonlyons) November 16, 2020
If you’re missing the creatures of the subway, you’ll surely get your fill from Jonothon…
featured image source: Twitter / @jonothonlyons