If there’s anything the internet has taught us, it’s that friends can be made in the most unlikely places.
Kristen Arnett, a writer from Florida, has gone viral for making friends with a coffee-loving lizard in her local convenience shop.
When Arnett tweeted that she had seen a lizard next to the coffee maker in 7-Eleven, an employee reassured her that he was in fact a regular at the shop, and his name is Marvin.
this morning at 7-eleven i saw a lizard next to the coffee maker and the cashier said "no worries that's just marvin, he likes the smell"— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) April 2, 2018
7-Eleven spotted the original tweet, saying that they wanted to check up on the store and see if Marvin was there, but like any loyal friend, Arnett refused to snitch on him.
no way iâm not gonna narc on my buddy— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) April 3, 2018
Luckily, 7-Eleven understood, and allowed Marvin to sit by the coffee machine uninterrupted.
Just let us know if Marv ever needs anything. pic.twitter.com/elcr09L5My— 7ELEVEnstein 🧟ââï¸ (@7eleven) April 3, 2018
Social media users loved the tale of Arnett defending her new lizard friend, with the original tweet receiving over 82,000 retweets, and plenty of comments declaring support for her and Marvin.
I wish nothing but the best for this little coffee lizard https://t.co/oGlMcnee9F— Tori 🐌 (@torisnee) April 3, 2018
This is one of the most Floridian tweets I've ever seen. https://t.co/NaQWwg82tl— Gabs (@Y0__Gabba) April 3, 2018
Looks like Marvin the lizard has kept his treasured spot by the 7-Eleven coffee machine for another day.