Everyone has moments of reckoning in their lives, moments when something so earth-shattering happens that we're no longer sure who we even are.
The first time I saw this video of the Brigham Young University mascot, Cosmo the Cougar, casually slaying some choreo on the field at halftime? That was one of those moments for me.
Cosmo the Cougar is a better dancer than I am.
Cosmo the Cougar is a better dancer than I, who trained intensively for two decades, ever was.
What have you done to me, Cosmo? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
In the vid, which looks like it was probably taken during BYU's home game against Boise State on October 6th, the maddeningly talented cougar is backed up by BYU's famously awesome Cougarettes dancers. And he holds his own. While wearing a giant furry head.
Adding insult to injury, the Cougarettes Insta account has confirmed that Cosmo "is NOT one of the dancers...he's our actual mascot!"
I am dead.
(Also, let's get this video on "Ellen," STAT.)