While he's not a real-live tiger that could eat your arm off at any time, Mike the Tiger, the cuddly plush version of LSU's mascot, is still pretty darn great. See Exhibits A, B and C below:
#bestfriends is an underused hashtag, and I will be incorporating it into my day-to-day life more often. Also, Mike's commitment to using geaux early and often is a nice flourish.
And "RT MIKE!" is just plain smart use of the English language. Try it some time. Take your initial tweet, then add "RT [YOUR NAME]!" at the end. For example, "going to the store to buy a lemon RT MARTIN!" It's so great. Way to go, Mike!