Maggie just made an interesting point.
What if Pluto never wanted to be a planet?
What if, for years and years, we had been calling it a planet and relating it to obnoxious monstrosities like Jupiter? That’s not cool.
Just because Pluto doesn’t have asteroid buddies to defend it like Ceres does shouldn’t mean we can call Pluto hefty.
Maybe Pluto was relieved that we finally stopped labeling it something that doesn’t apply.