Now, New Yorkers apparently have a new hero. "Forget Pizza Rat," a redditor with the username JacksonCheeseburger posted to the New York City subreddit Tuesday. "I give you: Flood Rat."
Here's a look at that rat — huddled for safety behind a pole as the waters surround it.
And here's a look at some of the other scenes from New York City's subway system on Tuesday:
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JacksonCheeseburger did not immediately return BuzzFeed News' request for comment about the footage, but the user did respond to someone who asked where the rodent was located. "23rd Street downtown 6 platform at 1PM," the redditor said.
"His commute is just as fucked as ours," one person wrote in response to the trapped rat.
Someone else was even a bit sympathetic, writing, "I kinda feel sorry for the little bastard."
One redditor was effusively upset: "omg poor little rattie!!!!" Another concerned commenter responded, "SAVE HIM!!!"
"What a fitting way to celebrate Cuomo's re-election," another person said.
And someone naturally suggested that the rodent should run for office: "Flood Rat for governor."