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.

https://twitter.com/_mattuna/status/949447389663977472

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.

https://twitter.com/RGrantIre/status/950475518826172416

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.

https://twitter.com/_mattuna/status/950620761156448256

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.

https://twitter.com/_mattuna/status/950651753334280192

https://twitter.com/_mattuna/status/950476125817499649

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

https://twitter.com/Gemma_Fox/status/950745294718799872

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