An adorable video of a piglet rolling on a ball at a metro station in Tokyo has left people scratching their heads after it went viral. The nine-second clip, which is widely being shared on several social media platforms, was tweeted by user @micropig_Pinky along with a caption that read, “Outing Pinky, the first Tokyo station!”.
In the video, the pig named Pinky is seen casually going past an AFC gate while balancing on a ball and holding a ticket in its mouth. Since being shared online, the video has garnered over 8 million views and has been flooded with reactions.
Watch the video here:
— マイクロブタのピンキー (@micropig_Pinky) August 30, 2020
However, it later turned out that the little pig is in reality a computer-generated imagery. “It is a virtual micro piggy Pinky! Pinky is a special pig, so please do not imitate other animals,” reads the bio of the Twitter page.
Here is how netizens reacted to the viral clip:
He has a ticket. What’s your problem?
— McG 🏳️🌈 ✊🏽 🇺🇲 🐝 #TeamPete is in quarantine (@Foxmental_X) September 9, 2020
How busy do you have to be, to completely ignore that situation and continue walking to work like everyone in the background…
— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) September 9, 2020
I have a few questions…pic.twitter.com/DLsXtDlJuF
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) September 9, 2020
The fact that this is CGI and there are people who think it’s real is super disheartening.
— Colby🐟 (@Squawbers) September 10, 2020
The amount of people without the ability to see this is obviously CGI is deeply disturbing…
— Nat 🍥 (@Nartaniel) September 10, 2020
I mean the pig clearly had a ticket…
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 10, 2020
The answer to all of them is ‘Japan’
— Grant Williams (@ttmygh) September 10, 2020