Why This Old Photo of a Man Wearing a “Pocket Square” Is Going Viral
Who knew household pets made such stylish accessories?
We all can’t help but laugh when we look at old family photos, especially the ones that force us to relive the terrible outfits our parents made us wear. But when author M.T. Anderson came across a vintage family photo taken at Christmas, he noticed something particularly peculiar about his outfit.
Anderson, second from the right, is wearing a bold red vest and a dapper suit marked by a lovely beige pocket square. But look closer. Notice anything odd?
How about now?
Yep, what appears to be a pocket square is, in fact, his sister’s hamster—and he seems very pleased with his pocket nest.
Anderson did not explain this choice of accessorizing, but he did post the photo on Twitter, where it immediately went viral.
People thought it could easily be the cover of an indie rock band.
Indie band album cover vibes.
— Bin Juice Icicle Matt 🗑❄ (@Sleepless_Matt) December 25, 2018
And some felt that it could make a great children’s story.
The two of you look as if you’re about to embark upon a fancy adventure and solve a mystery.
— SueRankinPollard (@SueRankinSays) December 26, 2018
Of course, someone just had to make this pun.
— Arthur Baker (@AW_Baker) December 25, 2018
And many people, including the author, couldn’t help but notice that his sister didn’t seem to trust him with her hamster.
Her eyes say your sister didn’t trust you with her hamster.
— SharkHand (@SharkHand) December 25, 2018
Fun fact: apparently, hamsters are very well-behaved in pockets.
This is so good.
No pithy comment, but I did carry my hamster on the train from Endinburgh to Stratford 20 years ago… they are very well behaved in pockets 🥰
— Anna *is* R. Etherington, PhD ☂️🌈🎄 (@AnnaWhateley) December 25, 2018
So now you know. And for more pet-related laughs, check out this cat’s hilarious coping mechanism for the vet.
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