19-year-old radio and TV student Roberta Bernardo went to the grocery store last Wednesday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when she came across an odd looking potato.
‘She looked like a little baby with little arms’, she told BuzzFeed Brazil.
So what would any creative person do with such a potato? Take the potato home, bathe it and dress it up in little costumes. Oh, and name it Batata (which is simply ‘Potato’ in Portuguese).
Bernardo shared her photos of the potato on Facebook, where the post went viral and receieved thousands of likes and shares.
When BuzzFeed Brazil asked Bernardo how Batata would handle her fame, she explained that she would be kept in the fridge so as not to rot.
And as for the future? ‘Life is ephemeral’, she says. ‘I believe she will live these moments as if they were the last, enjoying the laurels of fame’.
Falling in love with Batata yet? You can follow her on Facebook — yes, she has a fan page!