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A woman asked Twitter to remind her not to have kids—and this man followed up

It was a little too late.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 22, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 8:52 pm CDT

Seven years ago, Twitter user @_ZeeTaughtMe knew she wasn’t ready to have kids. In fact, she knew she wasn’t going to be ready for more than seven years.

It’s not exactly clear why she picked that exact amount of time (Daily Dot reached out for a comment, but she didn’t immediately respond). But whatever the reason, a man named Doug appeared to fulfill her request right on time. Well, actually, he was a few months early. It’s still pretty impressive.

Twitter was amazed by his timing and wanted to know how he was able to remember. At first, Doug played it coy.

Finally, he revealed the truth.

But the story doesn’t end there. Turns out, even though he was three months early, he was also about 20 months too late.

Now Doug’s screengrab of the interaction has gone viral, racking up over 12,000 retweets and over 45,000 likes in less than a day.

Everyone was amazed by Doug’s dedication, and some of them even tried enlisting him for reminders in the future.

Apparently, this is the kind of thing some people do. A user who goes by “Brady Zipoffs” seems to spend a lot of time online reminding people about things.

Even though Doug’s reminder didn’t actually accomplish its original goal, he must be pretty happy with the response. @_ZeeTaughtMe seems pretty happy too. She might not have wanted kids seven years ago, but she certainly seems like a proud mom now. Who wouldn’t be with a kid this adorable?

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*First Published: Mar 22, 2018, 9:38 pm CDT