February 26 marked a very special anniversary for internet users everywhere.
On that day, in 2015, one of the most exciting events many had ever witnessed transpired in Arizona: two llamas, one black and one white, became the focus of a high-speed chase through the streets of Phoenix.
No, we aren't kidding.
Watch video from the day here:
Twitter users knew even then they were witnessing something special.
February 26, 2015. Never forget 🦙 https://t.co/JVTsjW7CjU— Algonquin K Farquhar, Esq. (@Algonquin K Farquhar, Esq.)1551189730.0
@HashtagGriswold Do you remember where you were?— Happy Warrior (@Happy Warrior)1551207235.0
The chyron "Llamas on the Loose" became as iconic as the event itself.
Every year on the 26th of February I honor the greatest news day in Arizona's history. Never forget the day the… https://t.co/QyWtBG6lSF— The AZ - abc15 - Data Guru (@The AZ - abc15 - Data Guru)1551204806.0
@Garrett_Archer Remember it well. I was running a non-profit (ProgressNowAZ) and trying to save money so had flown… https://t.co/NmZt0HvzvR— Robbie Sherwood (@Robbie Sherwood)1551206920.0
@Garrett_Archer Llamas on the Loose is a great band name!— ajflick (@ajflick)1551205266.0
The llamas ran and ran, and almost no one could catch them!
These llamas probably won their steps challenge that year. Hope they were wearing their fitbits. #llamasontheloose https://t.co/Z1QhvDMSun— Rep Andy Biggs (@Rep Andy Biggs)1551207656.0
On Twitter, jokes about the llamas were everywhere.
This was probably my favorite tweet from the 2015 #llamadrama https://t.co/5nl80QeRVR— Jim Small (@Jim Small)1551205672.0
@buddhatree 🎶 Way back when in 2015 Twitter held our attention, and how Llamas on the loose Running young and desul… https://t.co/Sh3HWlTC9D— Bob R Bogle (@Bob R Bogle)1551199733.0
At work, people stopped what they were doing to watch the llamas avoid capture.
@FOX10Phoenix Possibly the most fun day we have ever had at work.— Paul Sloan (@Paul Sloan)1551244106.0
Four years ago today, my assignment for CBS News was producing a piece with @krisvancleave about two runaway llamas… https://t.co/tgSOAQKhyd— Bob Bicknell (@Bob Bicknell)1551189133.0
People still remember the llamas fondly from time to time...
@dnthomps @FOX10Phoenix was about the same time as these gold and blue dresses https://t.co/FBBXUNcfm1— silver (@silver)1551232595.0
Good morning everyone! Bailyn is crying over a video of llamas on the loose https://t.co/57qzWB74xf— Wells Smells (@Wells Smells)1551280413.0
Even Al Sharpton weighed in on the llama drama!
If there's any justice in this world, we'll soon have a llamas on the loose video game!
@FOX10Phoenix Why didn't someone make a video game of this? 🤣— Lisa ☮️ (@Lisa ☮️)1551233953.0
But one pressing questions didn't get answered in all the nostalgia.
Where are they now?