Sure, some people might think of rats as being more icky than intelligent. But folks who know these rodents best can tell you there's a remarkable brain behind those little beady eyes of theirs.
Here to prove that is a clever rat named Pepper. With a bit of training from his owner, Abby Roeser, he's learned how to be the perfect gentleman.
When he hears the sound of Abby sneezing, Pepper leaps into action - to fetch her a tissue.
Pepper is not the only rodent capable of shattering negative stereotypes about his kind. In fact, Abby owns several rats whom she's taught a variety of tricks that demonstrate their astuteness and skill.
Here's a video of Pepper and his friends in action.