I was on the Uptown 6 platform at Union Square.
Business as usual, crowds of people waiting for the train around 7pm.
I noticed this 10 year-old boy clutching his mother. Kinda weird, but ok.
Maybe they are good friends.
So a rat zips down the inside of the yellow line across the platform. This was on the
side close to where I was standing.
I stood in awe at how fast it was. Others looked
with interest, but not really startled by it.
This was not the case for this 10 year-old.
He let out a scream so loud and continued to do so.
The funny thing was, they were on the other side of the platform.
The rat wasn't even close.
His screams quickly turned into loud crying. Everyone was laughing since
it was a bit of an overreaction to the temporary rat.
His mother escorted him down further on the platform while he continued to wail.