Don’t Befriend The Loneliness… Be Like This Guy & Befriend Your Local Cicak

You know when Rihanna sang, “I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed,” well this guy took that a little too seriously…

Instead of befriending a monster, this Singaporean man went viral for his friendship with a cicak.

Most of us would squirm and run away whenever a cicak appears in our room but apparently, this pandemic has taken such a massive toll on this man that he would rather strike up a conversation and play tug-of-war with it instead.

It takes two to tango and despite the fact that other cicaks would scurry away once they see us gigantic humans encroaching their space, this cicak was friendly enough to approach him. Maybe it was meant to be?

Check out the photos below:

After looking at these photos, I’m wondering to myself, “Why isn’t the cicak in my house this cute?”

Just look at its bulging eyes and tiny paws… It almost looks like an axolotl.

In an interview with Mothership, the man revealed that the friendship began when the cicak allowed him to boop its nose. From there, the reptile got friendly enough to climb onto his hand and even play games.

Their favourite pastime would be to play tug-of-war since the cicak likes picking up stray rubber bands around the house. Smart fella, I can’t even play fetch with my cat…

This isn’t the man’s first encounter with an abnormal pet. He once had a bat enter his home and instead of shooing it away, he cared for it. It’s almost like he’s the modern day Dr. Doolittle.

Maybe we should all take a page from his book and try to befriend the cicak in our homes. Just affirm your boundaries and make sure it poops only in the toilet and not on your face.