Here Are Some of the Good Things to Come out of the Internet This Year
We know that the internet can be filled with terrible people who want people to feel bad about themselves, but sometimes, the Internet surprises you. This year, it wasn’t all bad out there on the great wide web.
Some people found their friends, some just needed a pick me up, and Twitter was there for it all.
The internet helped this letter find its way home.
Don’t often ask for retweets but hoping Irish Twitter will do its thing. Years ago I found this letter from Seamus Heaney inside a 2nd hand book I bought in Belfast. I wonder if the owner would like it back? pic.twitter.com/Qax46RfVfp
— Fear of a Corbyn Planet. (@StewartL64) July 3, 2018
What’s great is that it is 45 years later.
Yes, it was to me! I am the Sophia Hillan who was at Irish Studies and would love to have it back. I am pleased and touched that the finder thought to contact me. Seamus was a kind and loyal friend until his untimely death.
— Sophia (@HillanSophia) July 3, 2018
Some people just needed a respite from their everyday lives and wanted to spend their time on Twitter looking at pictures of fat raccoons. And Twitter answered their wishes.
I wish I had enough followers so that I could request pictures of fat racoons in their area.
If you see this pls retweet and get the word out. I just need some fat racoons in my life, I’ve prolly seen all the fat racoons online already.
— Crescent Fresh (@BufbertBeefcake) July 18, 2018
Some moments were just as simple as trying to find a lost scarf.
I know this is highly, highly unlikely but if anyone stumbled across a large black scarf with fine coloured lines through it on the @centralline today it’s mine and I’m gutted to have lost it, it was present, so there’s a £150 for it’s return. #youneverknow
— Kirstie Allsopp (@KirstieMAllsopp) December 5, 2018
Which was then somehow found not that long after.
If you’re one of two ladies who got off the Central Line at Liverpool Street around 10am this morning and dropped a black scarf with a rainbow pattern, I have it! It has some stitching detail so I suspect it might have sentimental value, hopefully we can find the owner pic.twitter.com/Dc12Wcmj42
— Emma Revell (@EmmaCPS) December 5, 2018
Sometimes, it was just a connection about a dope haircut seen from the passenger seat of a Lyft ride.
Omg I was chatting w my Lyft driver about going to get a haircut & how it’s hard to explain what I want & we pulled up beside a dyke bae who had the haircut I wanted & my driver rolled down the window & started hollering that I loved her hairdo & omg I tried to BECOME the seat pic.twitter.com/w4Fgd3BlRO
— (sad yeehaw) (@mckellogs) September 19, 2018
Which then got that much more interesting because both parties wanted to tweet about the interaction. (I hope they fall in love.)
A Lyft driver pulled up next to my car to say, “my passenger really likes your hair.” Then the light changed, so thank you lady in the Hyundai Sonata. You made Wednesday feel good. 😊
— Denice Frohman (@denicefrohman) September 19, 2018
And we can’t forget about these two friends who found each other through the power of Twitter.
Hey twitter, I met this girl on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006. We were basically bestfriends for that night so I need y’all to help me find my bestfriend cause I miss her and I need to see how she’s doing now. Please retweet this so we can be reunited. pic.twitter.com/LRtk6ClvV3
— Bri (@briannacry) November 24, 2018
This year was filled with bad things, there is no denying that, but sometimes Twitter pulled through and reminded us all that there is still good out there. Itmight just be fat raccoons and reconnecting with your friends, but there can be joy in the midst of all this darkness.
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