A spider with the face of a “happy old man” has gone viral on Japanese social media, with many expressing delight at such an unusual sight.
Twitter user Yomikikaseya Sachie (@yomu556) shared photos of the critter on April 3.
This old man is clearly having a good time.
The backdrop of white petals certainly adds up to this moment of bliss.
According to SoraNews24, this spider belongs to a variety of crab spider called hanagumo, characterized by green abdomens that come in patterns.
— 読み聞かせ屋サチエ (@yomu556) April 3, 2018
Amused users compared the spider to a different things, including the character Tingle from the “Legend of Zelda.”
— 驪猫トム(KuronekoTom) (@gattineri) April 4, 2018
“Oh my god.”
“It looks like it’s having a lot of fun.”
“I’m going to remember this face.”
“Uncle or mister.”
“This is actually cute.”
Perhaps not all spiders need be killed with fire.