Eating that first slice of pizza is a pivotal moment in anyone's life. Sadly, most of us were probably too young at the time to remember the glory of that moment. Jody Avirgan, sports journalist and podcast host, wanted his daughter to have a small memento of her paradigm-shifting moment, so he went ahead and snapped a picture.
This is what it looks like to be converted to the cult of pizza:
All hail the 'Za!
Twitter is wasting no time meme-ifying the photo.
At last, life's purpose has revealed itself: more pizza! More pizza forever!
Other parents have had similar experiences:
My son had the same expression the first time he had syrup on pancakes. Then he looked at me like I’d betrayed him for not giving it to him before.— Margaret KellyMurphy (@MargaretKM) March 3, 2018
If pizza was a religion, it seems many Twitter users would convert:
Avirgan threw some shade a Chicago-style pizza. I guess he hates superior food. Harumph.
(While I appreciate the love this is getting I notice that a few Chicago pizza shops have tweeted it and I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that whatever it is you’re subjecting your customers to — it’s not real pizza)— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) March 3, 2018
But watch out, Jody. Now that your daughter knows the taste of pizza, she may never want anything else!
Mine can now talk and basically asks for pizza for at least every other meal.— Heather Kinion (@fire4hairlady) March 3, 2018
Oh well, there's nothing to do about it now. She's become a disciple of the 'Za. Perhaps it's time we all began chanting: