The internet is both baffled and thrilled by the Spanish public transport company’s new mascot.
Sadabell Transit Company introduced the world to its newest mascot, “Bussi”, and social media users shared their thoughts and opinions.
“Bussi is the new mascot of the urban buses of #Sabadell. He wants to bring the little ones closer to public transport”, writes the caption of the video, translated by Google Translate.
“It was created by the TUS [Transport Urban Sabadell] cooperative and was presented on the occasion of European Mobility Week,” reads the text displayed in the video, via Google Translate. “It was designed by Ariadna Lara, an illustration student at Escola Illa.” ‘Escola Illa is an art school in Barcelona, Spain.
As seen in the video, Bussi makes his first public appearance by getting off a Sadadell bus and posing for photos. Joined by employees, they tried to impress the crowd with a choreographed dance. Bussi has green ears, arms, and feet while his body has a variety of colors with lines similar to a bus route map.
The tweet that went viral has over 65,000 likes and 12,000 retweets and quoted tweets.
Read the reaction from the internet below:
“You could never in a million years prepare for what’s about to come off that bus,” another internet user warned.
“I… this really might be the worst mascot I’ve ever seen,” exclaimed one user.
“Well, that’s terrifying,” said one.
“Love it,” admitted another.
One user said: “I would die for bussi.”
“Their bus mascot is one of Killer Klowns from Outer Space“, underlined one of them.
“I LOVE THIS SCARY LITTLE MONSTER SO MUCH,” one user adored the mascot.
“It’s delicious,” echoed another.
“This clip just keeps building. Amazing work here,” another user tweeted.
“The sheer terror of the kid trying to engage at 1:24 tells you everything you need to know,” one said.
A Twitter account wrote of the mascot’s dance, “Okay, Bussi has some moves though!”
“The precise combination of creepy/cute that makes it impossible to look away. If loving Bussi is wrong, I don’t want to be right,” one shared.
“Nice to meet Bussi, who both promotes public transit and haunts your dreams,” another commented.
“LOL I CACKED! THE NAME, THE WAY THE BOY CAME IN AND POSED, THE SLOW APPLES CAUSE NOBODY KNEW [what the f**k] THEY WERE WATCHING,” exclaimed one.
Newsweek has contacted Petit_Sabadell for comment.
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