Pizza Rat was a metaphor for the Sisyphean struggles of urban modernity. Two Rats, One Slice was about the brutality of war. Bagel Pigeon was the symbol of all the lost souls wandering through this city. But Donut Rat...Donut Rat just proves that people are willing to waste perfectly good food for the chance at scoring the next hot viral video. Donut Rat has always existed and will always exist whether or not we are pointing cameras at it. Donut Rat is about survival in the face of fleeting fame. Donut Rat is all of the Internet just trying to get through the day with a little bit of dignity still hanging in our mouths.

Donut Rat was spotted at the East Broadway subway platform around 2:30 a.m. this morning. But is it really a donut, or a poppyseed bagel? Or is it a very flat, very delicious pizza bagel? These are the questions that will keep us up at night.