It doesn’t matter what brought you to the internet today — work, goofing off, pretending to work while goofing off — we all know what you actually came to do: look at pictures of cute animals.
Well here’s one cute animal that you’re about to see a lot more of.
— なつ (@modokinatu) September 20, 2018
Last week when Twitter user @modokinatu posted a short video of their adorable pet lizard no one could have expected the response that the smiling gecko would receive.
After one look though, people immediately recognized the gecko’s mischievous grin as the one everyone wears when they’re about to ask for something, and a meme was born.
Soon the “polite lizard” went viral and was being posted across social media. The five second clip quickly racked up over 14 million views.
Polite lizard was not only adorable, but everyone could relate.
How i approach my dad when I’m about to ask for something https://t.co/e0uHoChUfR
— N. (@_Maxdaughter) September 22, 2018
— #Islandsfever (@KeiyonBatten_) September 23, 2018
And many of the new memes went viral themselves, getting hundreds of thousands of likes and comments.
*my girl sees me enjoying my food*
her: can I get a bite https://t.co/pMVNCOt1Mn
— ً (@Necation) September 24, 2018
After you let her get a bite pic.twitter.com/xXvrHKD2U4
— ヘクター (@vHeX_) September 24, 2018
When little kids see someone pull out a phone at a family function https://t.co/5Nt14f7h1s
— Luis Marrero (@ImSuperDope_) September 22, 2018
“Do you have games on your phone?” pic.twitter.com/rXfSbQpdu0
— ♠R.H Steph♠ (@MrBawlah) September 23, 2018
Because really, who hasn’t smiled like this at one point while trying get something?
when you open your closet and she sees all your hoodies https://t.co/8pfKj9yBvo
— top 5 sucio (@lordswank__) September 24, 2018
— 6olfwan66 (@nuutmix) September 25, 2018
how your girl walk up to you when she about to be annoying https://t.co/JDYIMEAJbP
— VOSS (@DYNAMITEBENJI) September 23, 2018
In the original thread @modokinatu commented that the lizard was looking for some food, but as the tiny gecko joins ranks of internet stardom, it makes you wonder if that’s what they were after all along.
— Bitch, MY DICC FELL OFF (@tankman_j) September 24, 2018