A man has gained viral fame after he shared an old family photograph...
And it's all over one tiny, unnoticed detail.
It all started when M.T Anderson, an author from Cambridge, Massachusetts, shared the seemingly normal throwback family photo with his Twitter followers.
But wait til you see the centerfold. https://t.co/7c9a4WpDPd— M. T. Anderson (@M. T. Anderson)1561405031.0
The photograph features himself, his parents, and his little sister at Christmas time...
via: GettyBut there is one aspect of the family snap that eagle-eyed Twitter users were quick to lose their minds over.
The photo has now been retweeted over 35,000 times...
via: ShutterstockAnd has a further 200,000 likes and reactions.
Not what you'd expect from a family throwback, right?
via: GettyWe all have an abundance of ancient family photographs gathering dust in our attics, and it's likely none of them would be much use to anyone else.
These kinds of snaps are incredibly personal...
via: GettySo, of course, they won't be very entertaining for anyone else... Especially the entire Twitter community.
Well, this is exactly what Anderson had thought...
via: GettyBut, after uploading the family throwback, it somehow garnered a lot more attention than he had originally anticipated.
Evidently, this was no ordinary photograph...
via: GettyAnd thousands of people quickly began pointing out the unnoticed, yet adorable detail in his photo.
People were simply loving it.
@_MTAnderson @MarkSedd0n Omg. That. Is. Amazing 🤣🤣🤣— Big Red 🏳️⚧️Trans Rights are Human rights🏳️⚧️ (@Big Red 🏳️⚧️Trans Rights are Human rights🏳️⚧️)1545768157.0
@_MTAnderson This makes me so happy.— Laura Koenig (@Laura Koenig)1545757665.0
@_MTAnderson @danielh_g I had to do a double glance! Love it!— Sabaah Jauhar-Rizvi (@Sabaah Jauhar-Rizvi)1545769967.0
@_MTAnderson 😭😭😭 omg this just made Christmas 😂😂😂😂😂— Debbie Muldoon (@Debbie Muldoon)1545772003.0
@_MTAnderson @KathyBurke I can't like this enough. Happy Christmas!— Carlos the Mackrel (@Carlos the Mackrel)1545774925.0
@_MTAnderson @ThaumPenguin THAT IS SO CUTE— Ingeborg Anne Rakvåg🌺 (@Ingeborg Anne Rakvåg🌺)1545775799.0
@_MTAnderson Well that is just awesome.— Laurel Drieds (@Laurel Drieds)1545775871.0
@_MTAnderson @Redpainter1 Lmao! Thanks for a much needed chuckle.— AllTogetherNow (@AllTogetherNow)1545776711.0
@_MTAnderson My favourite tweet of the season.— Jeff Hardy (@Jeff Hardy)1545776896.0
@_MTAnderson @Redpainter1 You win today’s episode of the internet.— Joe Platzner (@Joe Platzner)1545778729.0
Here's the photo in question.
Notice anything unusual?
I post this old Christmas photo because I just noticed my pocket square is my sister’s hamster. https://t.co/3ME8UMuvoH— M. T. Anderson (@M. T. Anderson)1545757199.0
There's a hamster in Anderson's pocket.
via: TwitterHere's a closer look, just in case you missed it the first time around.
It is the most adorable thing.
Anderson informed the amused Twitter users that the hamster, named Olivianna, was his sisters, and he does not remember at all why she was sat in his pocket.
@j_dext A her: Olivanna. I don’t remember the circumstances other than that. 😳— M. T. Anderson (@M. T. Anderson)1545779918.0
But hamsters make for the perfect pocket-dwelling companions, don't they?
We can only assume that Olivianna is no longer with us, but she has certainly left her mark upon the Twitter community. For more viral photos, keep scrolling...
@katydogcrazy Both the hamster and I were a lot younger back then.— M. T. Anderson (@M. T. Anderson)1545782565.0