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Pting is a small alien creature that feeds on energy from the English television series Doctor Who.


On November 4th, 2018, the episode "The Tsuranga Conundrum" of Doctor Who aired on BBC One.[1] In the episode, the characters encounter a tiny blue alien that feeds off energy called "Pting." That day, the official Doctor Who Twitter account tweeted a video of the character with the caption "The Pting gets 'Hangry' like the rest of us 😁 #doctorwho." The tweet received more than 550 retweets and 3,200 likes in 24 hours (shown below).


That day, fans of the series began posting images of Pting and added captions, using the character as a reaction image and image macro. Twitter[2] user @uhh_kate tweeted, "The pting may be my new spirit animal as we’re both a nightmare when hangry #doctorwho." The tweet received more than 180 retweets and 1,000 likes in 24 hours (shown below, left).

Throughout the evening, people continued to post about the creature, comparing it to other memes and describing it as a mood (examples below, center and right).

That day, Twitter[3] published a Moments page about the character. Additionally, Mashable [4] published an article about the reaction to the character.

The pting may be my new spirit animal as we're both a nightmare when hangry #doctorwho 2 THE CREATURE IS SUCH A MOOD IT EATS WHAT EVER IT CAN GET IT HANDS ON. SOUNDS FAMILIAR TBH #DoctorWho The alien on #DoctorWho essentially a meme tonight was

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Can I have a Pting for Christmas # DoctorWho Idky but this reminds me of last season's finale of DC's Legends of Tomorrow GIF
their reaction killed me 습 #doctorwho Tonight's #DoctorWho context... without Noting is incocenatk A tiny creature that eats all sorts, eh? #DoctorWho、2

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