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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. 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).
The Pting gets 'Hangry' like the rest of us 😁 #doctorwho pic.twitter.com/On3XfIo146— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) November 5, 2018
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 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 published a Moments page about the character. Additionally, Mashable  published an article about the reaction to the character.
 Wikia – The Tsuranga Conundrum
 Twitter – @uhh_kate's Tweet
 Twitter – The Pting creature on Doctor Who stole the show
 Mashable – 'Doctor Who' fans are so into this cute, hangry creature called a 'Pting'
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