NEW YORK—A body part was caught red-handed last night, as it was fingertipping through a crosswalk at a red light. This light was also a pedestrian signal for the hand, meaning that it was the hand’s turn to cross the street.
This particular hand is believed to be Thing, who has been known to wander out of The Addams Family home for years. Thing has traveled around several countries enough times for these customized hand signals to start appearing at crosswalks worldwide. Although there have been several reports of sightings of Thing in the past, this is the only image of it in action that exists. Thing is quick, and runs through crosswalks chop-chop.
Thing wasn’t always just a hand, he used to be an entire person. And like most entire persons, he relied on the “entire person” pedestrian signal to cross the street, too. But as he was crossing the street one day, a car accident left him paralyzed from the left hand down, and up. At the time, his health insurance didn’t cover a hand-operated wheelchair, so the rest of his body had to be amputated.
As you can see, Thing is currently in great health and in the best shape of his life.