This remote-controlled pizza rat prank video shot in NYC will brighten your day

(Jesse Wellens / Twitter: @Jessewelle)

If you thought the original PizzaRat was entertaining, the remote-controlled version will have you rolling.

Prankster Jesse Wellens, who runs the YouTube channel "PrankvsPrank,"posted video of people in New York City reacting to his fake rat holding a pizza. He frightened people with the mechanical contraption in the subway and even above ground - in public places.

Check out the video here:

The video has gone viral, with nearly 1.8 million views since it was posted Sunday.

There's shrieking, jumping, running and blood-curdling screams - all because of this not-so-real pizza rat. But we have to give Wellens credit, it does look remarkably real -- and eerily similar to the original pizza rat.

What do you think? Was this a good prank? Tell us in the comment section below.

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