Cartoon depicting a Dublin bus with a blanket and hot coco

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‘Toddler’ asks where the buses sleep at night—gets the most adorable answer

Sure it was all a lie, but at least we learned something?


David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Jan 9, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 5:22 am CDT

It all seems innocent and adorable. Matthew Mulligan, of London, tweeted at the Dublin bus service, saying his three-year-old wanted to know how they choose which buses get to sleep inside at night and which have to stay out in the cold.

And it only got cuter when the bus service chose to answer in classic Yes-Virgina-there-is-a-Santa-Claus style.

Obviously, this gave people warm cocoa-type feelings in their hearts.

A screen capture of the tweets even garnered an impressive 11,000 retweets and over 30,000 likes.

It’s also already inspired a bit of fan art.

We’re sure Mulligan’s three-year-old got a kick out of that. The only problem? Mulligan does not actually have a three-year-old.

For the most part, people were like “Meh, whatever,” but a few were unhappy that they had been fooled.

It really all comes down to your perspective. Sure we were all tricked into believing in a cute story about a little kid who’s too dumb to know vehicles don’t feel cold, but on the upside at least we now know where the buses sleep at night.


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*First Published: Jan 9, 2018, 1:28 pm CST