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Garfield’s well-wishes to Puerto Rico inspire the best and worst in humanity
There is a lot going on.
Humanity is a rich tapestry of views and beliefs and opinions and personalities, and nowhere is that more evident than in the responses on Twitter to Garfield wishing the people of Puerto Rico well.
Garfield, you may know, is a cartoon cat who hates Mondays. His Twitter account, run by the folks at garfield.com, mostly tweets out strips of Garfield comics and Garfield-related memes. Like this one:
— Garfield (@Garfield) November 8, 2017
Ha ha. Topical. In line with the Garfield brand. Not necessarily a perfect tweet, but a perfect tweet for @Garfield, I’d say.
On Oct. 20, Garfield tweeted his support for the people of Puerto Rico, who are still struggling to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.
— Garfield (@Garfield) October 20, 2017
That’s great. Garfield’s got on a Puerto Rico sweater and is using another infamous cat slogan to plug a worthwhile charity.
But Jesse Brennamen noticed that the responses to Garfield’s tweet also show the wonderfully rich world we live in.
All of humanity can be found in the responses to a Garfield-supports-Puerto-Rico tweet. pic.twitter.com/n9NU5cFPUt
— Jesse Brenneman (@Jesse_Brenneman) November 9, 2017
People supported Garfield supporting Puerto Rico.
— Cheryl Rose Walwyn (@campHonolulu) October 20, 2017
People who loved Garfield loved the gesture.
Others wanted Garfield to share some of his signature snack.
Others couldn’t even spell the famous dish.
Give them your lagogna
— Inky (@theinkybox) October 21, 2017
Some took time out to take a shot at President Donald Trump.
Finally someone orange who cares about humanity!
— Michael Anthony (@dingus_SmYthE) October 20, 2017
Hang on my cock
— Black Man ProfilePic (@mystery24778) October 20, 2017
Chelsea Clinton retweeted it, which brought out some interesting accusations and claims.
I wonder if the clintons are going to give donation before going to prison
— daniel shull (@shullfamily05) October 21, 2017
Open ur wallet for once. Oh what about the cursed Clinton foundation. Dirty money it will destroy everything it touches.
— Marie White (@mariedubbya) October 21, 2017
And some thought Garfield should broaden his request.
You should also send out some love to The US Virgin Island, they don’t get the press coverage that PR gets. St Johns 44 days w/o power.
— TheLadyinhislife (@Ladyinhislife2) October 20, 2017
But, for all the responses, it was Marinés who nailed it
— Marinés Reyes (@MarinesReyes27) October 20, 2017
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]