If there’s one thing many Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans can agree on, it’s that peaches are a perfect fruit — folks love the fuzzy snack so much, they’re willing to restart their game over and over for it. But as every light casts a shadow, the existence of a disliked native tree is also implied with the crowning of a beloved fruit.
Based on conversations with friends, as well as posts on social media, it seems that the least appreciated Animal Crossing fruit happens to be pears. In fact, some people are restarting their games to avoid getting pears.
Please animal crossing gods— ☁️:｡･:*:･ﾟ’★,｡･:*:･ﾟ’☆ (@lunarville) March 19, 2020
The Dodos sent me to hell pic.twitter.com/3Fe0aoATjz— Animal Crossing World ️ ️ (@ACWorldBlog) March 21, 2020
Animal Crossing players:— ● Will Wiesenfeld ● (@BATHSmusic) March 22, 2020
APPLE trees make an ORCHARD
ORANGE trees make a GROVE
PEACH trees make a PAVILION
CHERRY trees make a CHURCH
PEAR trees make a PUTREFACTION
Why are pears being treated like this? Some folks don’t like that pears blend in a little with the tree leaves, which are also green. But really, it’s arbitrary. No fruit is actually better than another fruit, and the game even rewards you for harvesting a wide variety of crops, rather than sticking with one.
Whatever the reason, the pronounced fruit hatred has given rise to a group that calls itself Pear Gang, and they’ve taken to social media to proudly display their appreciation for the coarse fruit. Folks are decorating in favor of pears, building shrines, furniture, and even giving themselves tattoos to commemorate their allegiance. The aim seems to be reclamation — because really, there’s no reason that pears should be hated this much!
I'm sick of the fucking pear hatred in the animal crossing community. Shut the fuck up. I fucking love those stupid fucking pears. You all just have BASIC aesthetics. (Post made by pear gang.) #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #ACNH— ty (@notcowch) March 21, 2020
People restarting animal crossing to get the fruit they want. Fuck that I stand by my pears, mutha fuckkaaaas. #peargang— Jacob Snow (@gnolfynn) March 21, 2020
gf informed me that i must choose a fruit for my animal crossing island, and i’m choosing pears. if you disagree, fight to the death. #peargang ✊— jinko (@artbyjinko) March 18, 2020
I’m always one for an underdog story, but, let’s be real. All fruits pale in comparison to a money tree. And that’s that on that.