Miley Cyrus Shouts Out the Union Square Fart Sniffer

August 28, 2013 | Andy Cush

Late last night, during her glorious extended victory lap for the Most Important Twerk There Ever Was, the VMAs performance that had Fox News sadly shaking its pasty old head at “women’s liberation,” that drove legions of furiously typing bloggers to launch their thinkpieces into the aether, that prompted New York mag to call racist and MediaTakeout to suggest Kegel exercises, Miley Cyrus took a moment to recognize the little guy.

What little guy? Roman, the Union Square mainstay who has been celebrating women’s derrieres long before twerk became an Oxford-recognized word. This week, Roman–whose M.O. involves politely asking local women for permission to sniff their butts (whether or not he’s lucky enough to get a fart) –was spotted around the city holding a sign that read “We must worship Miley Cyrus! Twerking is good!”

We can’t imagine Miley snapped the photo above herself–if she did, Roman would be losing his shit, not standing there calmly–but evidently she came across it and enjoyed it enough to share it on Twitter, along with a string of Emojis and a simple “God bless you.”

Oddly enough, ANIMAL had its own recent encounter with Roman, when Marina came across him on his old stomping grounds, humbly searching for love with a more simplified message.