VIDEO: Man in giant rat costume crawls onto subway car; here's the MTA's reaction

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The MTA reacted to video of a man scurrying through a subway car in a giant rat costume.

Video shows “Buddy the Rat” entering a 1 train at 42nd Street and then crawling along the floor and hopping up on a seat.

The video had nearly 100,000 likes on Twitter after it was shared by Alison Williams with the caption, “Oh NYC is dead? Explain this.”

The MTA retweeted the video, commenting: “Thank you for wearing a mask.”

The man behind the costume is said to be performance artist Jonothan Lyons, who has about 30 videos on TikTok.

Lyons told the New York Post that he created “Buddy the Rat” more than a decade ago and recently brought the character back for a short film.

He’s since been hitting the streets in the outfit.

“Most New Yorkers are totally indifferent,” he told the Post.

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