The Morning GIF: Dear John

Expectations vs. reality with Tropical Storm John.

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Dear John: It couldn’t last. Despite your impressive size, rapid approach, and astonishing press presence, it was never meant to be.

Tropical Storm John lasted less than a day (although that shouldn’t hurt his self-esteem) and never amounted to anything (but his mother still loves him, I’m sure), but before he fizzled out and settled into a depression like some emo teenager, he left us with this immortal GIF.

Just as for many a one-night wonder before him, the forecast was far more impressive than the reality. This GIF, uploaded to ForGifs just 22 hours ago, already has 26,775 sympathetic notes. Man, it happens to everyone.

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