Cat videos are so 2010. Know what gets watched millions and millions and millions of times on YouTube these days?
Tiny hamsters. Eating tiny food.
When a tiny hamster ate a tiny burrito earlier this year the YouTube video got nine million views.
Just let that sink in for a minute.
Nine MILLION views.
Sensing a tsunami of popularity the brains behind the videos, who happen to be an advertising/social media company called Hello Denizen followed with a tiny hamster eating tiny birthday cake. Boom. Nearly four million more views.
And every time a hamster-turned-mini-celeb eats a hot dog or birthday cake millions of peeps check out the vids. Tiny hamsters are so cool.
With turkey day in our sights, it can only mean one thing.Tiny thanksgiving for tiny hamsters.
Unlike the burrito, birthday cake or hot dog eating, this is a whole meal. That’s gotta mean guests…it IS the biggest meal of the year after all. So two tiny hamsters shared the bountiful feast with a rabbit and a rat. Because why not? Everybodys gotta eat.
Great article in the WaPo about how the videos are made but the short version is trained hamsters (yeah, that’s a thing) hamster-safe recipes, 12 hour photo shoots and unmitigated cuteness.
Best quote about why anybody would go to the time/trouble of devising recipes for the look-alike foods used in all of the videos?
Well, you can’t just plop a burrito down in front of a hamster and expect him to eat it.
No words. Really.