One dad’s tweet about his daughter’s reaction to pizza is going viral
If you’ve ever tucked into a pizza with complete and utter abandon (and let’s be real, who hasn’t?), you’ll appreciate this toddler’s epic reaction to her first taste of pizza.
Dad Jody Avirgan, host of the FiveThirtyEight podcast, tweeted a picture of his daughter’s sublime reaction to pizza over the weekend and it immediately went viral — proving that pizza really is the issue that brings America together.
The image features Avirgan’s toddler daughter with her arms raised, eyes closed, face smeared with sauce, having herself a freaking moment with her new favorite meal. Can we get an hallelujah?
My daughter just tried pizza for the first time. pic.twitter.com/yiPNJgUBJg
— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) March 3, 2018
Let’s face it: Avirgan’s daughter is all of us. And fellow pizza lovers immediately jumped in to share their own deep feelings for the cheesy pie of goodness.
Some of them even shared pictures of their own kids’ love affair with pizza. Their parents should be proud.
Other parents shared their kids’ non-pizza food obsessions, reminding us that while pizza is perfect, it’s not the only food worthy of our undying love.
My son had the same expression the first time he had syrup on pancakes. Then he looked at me like I’d betrayed him for not giving it to him before.— Margaret KellyMurphy (@MargaretKM) March 3, 2018
This video of a toddler sleep eating a face-full of pasta is every parent around 3 a.m.
When you come back from school tired😂 pic.twitter.com/F2hdcqyzs2— be quiet (@bequiet203) March 4, 2018
Even companies got in on the fun, with this tweet from frozen pizza maker, DiGiorno.
Us when people say it’s not delivery.— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno) March 4, 2018
In and amongst all of the pizza love, Avirgan had a few words for Chicago-style pizza lovers — and depending on your pizza preferences, they may be fighting words.
(While I appreciate the love this is getting I notice that a few Chicago pizza shops have tweeted it and I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that whatever it is you’re subjecting your customers to — it’s not real pizza)— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) March 3, 2018
Don't go there, bro. pic.twitter.com/GKfEwNKtSH— Bye Democracy, you will be missed. (@polywatchout) March 4, 2018
But no matter which type of pizza you prefer, we can probably all agree that pizza is perfection — and a new meme was just born.