If you’re like me, you saw the photo of the family above making the rounds on the Facebook recently. The poster read “Hi World We want a puppy! Our dad said we could get one if we get 1 million likes! So ‘Like’ this! He doesn’t think we can do it!” and it linked to a page called Twogirlsandapuppy (which, PLEASE… that sounds WAY too much like two girls…and something else).
SURPRISE, DAD! The girls are closing in on 1.7 million likes since the photo was uploaded on January 15th. According to the Facebook page, the family has already adopted a dog they’ve named Millie, and have been a fixture on news programs everywhere. Well, isn’t that all adorable and sweet — and what a cute way to use social media, right?
In news that surprised exactly no one, it took just two days for someone to turn this idea into a raging doucheapalooza.
One Petter Kverneng of Norway (who is apparently 20 years old? Do they count differently in Norway?) decided to make a similar sort of deal with a girl he had a crush on named Catherine, substituting a squirm-inducing payoff of obligation boning (WORST. BONING. EVAR.) for the girls sweet and guileless puppy payoff. His photo has been up for two less days and it’s already accumulated over 1.3 million likes.
Oh, interwebs. So good to know you’re being used for good and not evil… OH WAIT.
And if all this isn’t sad enough, go ahead and read some of the comments on the photo. GO ON, I DARE YOU.
They range from the concerned…
…to the, uhh, differently concerned.
Anyone care to place some wagers on what the next viral one-million-likes photo will be? Perhaps a house payment, or new car? *headdesk*