An animated dancing lizard has taken over the timelines of hundreds of thousands of people on Twitter, bringing joy to anyone who dares to un-mute the jiving gecko.
The lizard appears to have come out of Japan, with user @ka92 sharing early renderings of the slippery sucker earlier this month.
From there, Danielle*, who lives in Pennsylvania, created a @dancinglizard Twitter account and began syncing the lizard with popular songs. She told BuzzFeed News she originally thought to make the videos to make people happy.
The videos rapidly went viral and the @dancinglizard Twitter account has more than 100,000 followers after a week of frenetic activity.
"It’s a good laugh that people like showing their friends I guess," said Danielle. "It’s a dancing lizard!"
While there have been a few people annoyed by the lizard, Danielle says the important thing is that the videos are brightening up some people's days.
And that certainly seems to be the case.
BuzzFeed News has contacted @ka92 for comment (also this is the best one).
Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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