Almost 6 million people have watched this lemon rolling down a hill

PHOTO: Twitter/sakeriver

If you've got two minutes to spare, how about watching a lemon rolling down a hill?

It sounds strange for sure, but that's exactly what six million other viewers have done.

https://twitter.com/sakeriver/status/1017079423546212352

Here's how it all started. 

San Diego resident and photographer Mike Sakasegawa was walking home one day when he saw the fruit rolling down a hill at a steady pace.

Sakasegawa posted his little documentary to Twitter on Wednesday (July 11) morning. Within 24 hours, his video got more than 2.5 million views and as of writing, it is encroaching on 6 million.

In an interview, he said he followed the lemon as he "wanted to see how long it would keep rolling". "I post stuff that’s similar to this all the time,” he said. “Most of the time, it floats on by." But not this one.

People have gotten amazingly invested in the little lemon who could. 

Honestly, we got a bit bored about 40 seconds into the 1 minute and 50 seconds long video, but we can see how viewers would be mesmerised... and confused at the same time.

https://twitter.com/scottyhop76/status/1017147603077746694 https://twitter.com/davecheney/status/1017200397822251008 https://twitter.com/bryanthepirate/status/1017200506844917760 https://twitter.com/jonnysun/status/1017314490248060928

It's even inspired 'copycats':

https://twitter.com/Not_That_Brian/status/1017495137709064194

And the sweetest part of the story is, even though Sakasegawa walked away after the lemon eventually came to a stop, he went back for it and took it home because he 'felt bad'.

https://twitter.com/sakeriver/status/1017087277191720960 https://twitter.com/JMcJohnson/status/1017198970353913856 https://twitter.com/sakeriver/status/1017409948756541442

All we can say is, move over, Neymar.

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