There have beenand but now Henny Rat is here to dethrone them both. An image of a rat lying on a sidewalk near an empty bottle of Hennessy cognac is poised to become viral to perfectly embody the dark underworld of Valentine's Day.
"Just another day in New York," Chris Williamson tweeted with the photo, which was taken at the corner of Monroe Street and Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn on Thursday.
"That's a real 1," Nicolas Heller wrote on Instagram, taking a different picture of the rat with the empty bottle and a box of crushed Newport cigarettes.
Many have taken on Twitter to discuss how the rat has found himself in this particular situation. Actor Patton Oswalt jokingly announced a sequel to "Ratatouille" by Pixar, in which Remy is going through a difficult time.
Williamson, a sports journalist and presenter, wondered if the rat was just unhappy with the current basketball season.
Another Twitter user painted a dark picture of Stuart Little's future.
And many have suggested that the desperate rat represents everyone.