Live stream of small Wyoming town has gone viral for no apparent reason

Typically, programming that gets people's attention involves well-developed characters and plot lines teeming with twists.

Somehow, a viewing option that has neither of those things is gathering a devoted following.

It is YouTube's live stream of the Jackson Hole Town Square in Wyoming.

While it is not clear why the streaming has gone viral, thousands of people have been tuned in at any given moment since Labor Day morning, notes Atlas Obscura.

Plus, viewers aren't just passively watching, they're participating via YouTube comments and Reddit threads.

While the broadcast is new to most, there are a couple of characters who are emerging as favorites.

Fans seem especially drawn to the guy who tried to hail a cab but was dissed.

The driver who was pulled over for running a red light is also creating quite a bit of chatter.

How their popularity holds up against the myriad new players who will undoubtedly end up at the intersection remains to be seen.

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