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:
FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY: Llamas were on the loose in #Arizona. #Llamadrama #fox10phoenix https://t.co/r4uCwPjiNz— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX 10 Phoenix)1551205486.0
Twitter users knew even then they were witnessing something special.
February 26, 2015. Never forget 🦙 https://t.co/JVTsjW7CjU— L'homme sans Pantalon (@L'homme sans Pantalon)1551189730.0
Four years ago today, a magical moment happened https://t.co/n0ZHr0ZEHR— Alex Griswold (@Alex Griswold)1551206979.0
@HashtagGriswold Do you remember where you were?— #YouAreNotInCharge (@#YouAreNotInCharge)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 Data Guru (@The AZ 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
It's the 4-year anniversary of my favorite thing to happen on the internet in the past decade: Black and White Llam… https://t.co/al20wpGAHw— Cass Anderson (@Cass Anderson)1551191781.0
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...
Y'all. It's the fourth anniversary of the llamas on the loose, which gripped the Scripps Washington bureau (and the… https://t.co/xwq5VsOPJx— Abby Johnston (@Abby Johnston)1551198357.0
@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— Rachel Smells (@Rachel Smells)1551280413.0
Even Al Sharpton weighed in on the llama drama!
https://t.co/1MwWiHN25b— Alex Griswold (@Alex Griswold)1551207210.0
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?