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Fly Lands on Mike Pence's Head Vice Presidential Debate

A Fly Landed on Mike Pence's Head and It Became the Debate's Most Buzzed About Moment

Senator Kamala Harris didn't need any assistance defeating Vice President Mike Pence during Wednesday's debate, but a fly — as in, a six-legged insect — came to her aid anyway. As Pence was midway through his response to a question about racial justice, the bug landed on his head. And then it just sort of . . . stayed there. It posed for the camera. It perhaps buzzed the national anthem to itself. And as it goes, a viral sensation was born.

Over on Twitter, Gabrielle Union dubbed the fly an "American hero." In a sad-but-true tweet, Roxane Gay correctly called the fly our "collective new best friend." Ziwe Fumudoh even invited the insect to appear on her Instagram Live show. (Editor's note: Please make this happen. We need this.) As for Vice President Joe Biden, his campaign buzzed right on over (sorry) to grab the FlyWillVote domain for voter registration. A fly that mobilizes a Get Out the Vote campaign and lifts the heavy spirits of Very Online Americans? That's a tiny patriot indeed.

Image Source: Twitter user NowThis
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