There are few fan bases as dedcated and coordinated online as the devotees of Taylor Swift.
Jake Gyllenhaal, one of Swift's former boyfriends, found this out for what is surely not the first time on Tuesday, September 29, when he posted a young photo of himself in glasses to his Instagram.
The photo reminded many Swift fans of her 2012 ballad "All Too Well," which many have suspected was written about the end of her relationship with the famous actor.
Though Swift has never publicly revealed the inspiration behind the song, fans have focused in on clues like a Thanksgiving visit to Maggie Gyllenhaal's house and a famous photo of the pair drinking "maple lattes" to formulate their theory.
When Gyllenhaal posted his childhood photo, Swift fans were reminded of yet another lyric from the song:
"You used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin sized bed."
Obviously, the only thing Swift fans could do was write that lyric over and over again in the comments on Gyllenhaal's post.
Social media couldn't believe the lengths Taylor Swift fans were going to!
PLSSSS the comments on jake gyllenhaal’s pic 😭😭😭 https://t.co/CQImwT2U8X— Alma (@Alma) 1601336709.0
Many others felt Gyllenhaal knew exactly what he was getting into.
@muggletay i mean the pic, the season... he asked for it— elle ✨ (@elle ✨) 1601337634.0
@muggletay it’s literally all the comments i went and checked omg 😭💀— melissa (@melissa) 1601396876.0
To this day, Maggie Gyllenhaal still fields questions about Swift's scarf.
@muggletay He probably hates Swifties. The fact that they still ask Maggie about the scarf, and she has no idea where it is.🤣— Sweet T in the summer (@Sweet T in the summer) 1601381752.0
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@muggletay i heard that he was on a T-Ball team too omfg 👀— Zarai ✨ (@Zarai ✨) 1601412031.0
Swift fans have always been known for going to extremes.
@csumil @muggletay @camsunlayao HAHA someone even commented the whole lyrics 💀 https://t.co/MzKHZWt0TT— Patrick Jocel Tan (@Patrick Jocel Tan) 1601421239.0
@muggletay Thia so funny and weird at the same time 😅— Fransheska (@Fransheska) 1601351382.0
@muggletay laughing but pls stop lol— sofia yee haw 🍂🌾 (@sofia yee haw 🍂🌾) 1601348242.0
Once you date Taylor Swift, you're part of that world forever.
@muggletay he knew what was coming 😭— lucy ⚯͛ (@lucy ⚯͛) 1601474389.0
Sorry, Jake Gyllenhaal, maybe you'll be able to avoid tantalizing the Swift-i-verse with your next post.