SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – There were plenty of serious moments on Wednesday night during the vice-presidential debates, but when a large fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s hair it set off a Twitter storm.

The insect made it’s ‘fly on’ appearance around 7:17 Pacific Time when it landed and stayed on the Vice President’s hair for about two minutes, making it hard for people to focus on his words. Pence had just been asked about justice for Breonna Taylor.

The fly remained on the Vice President’s head during Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris’ rebuttal, where she criticized President Donald Trump’s reluctance to condemn white supremacists during last week’s debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Not long after, hundreds of ‘Fly On Mike Pence’ accounts popped up on Twitter. Pence’s fly was retweeted about a half a million times before the end of the debate.

Even the Biden campaign capitalized on the fly, by offering a fly swatter on their website with the message “Truth over Flies.” Biden’s campaign had reportedly raised $150,000 in less than two hours, according to CBS News political reporter Sarah Ewall-Wice.

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