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Voter's Text Exchange Goes Viral After Mistaking A Campaign Volunteer For A Bot 😂

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Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum may have lost his gubernatorial election battle in Florida.

But one of his young voters can at least take solace from a rib-tickling 15 minutes of fame.


Student Bernard Jennings, 20, has gone viral after he posted a conversation he had via text message with a volunteer promoting Gillum’s campaign.

Bernard received numerous texts from the volunteers in the month leading up to the election, but he thought it was an automated system messaging him.

He shared his frustration on Twitter...


...which resulted in him letting them know he voted on election day in a manner he quickly apologized for.


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Bernard reached out to Twitter again to ask why no one told him the texts were from campaign volunteers and not bots.

Bernard, from Jacksonville, told the Press Association:

“I read the first couple texts and assumed they were robots.”
“The only thing I see right now that I could learn from this is to do a little research before I assume.”

Others on Twitter shared similar experiences in response to Bernard’s viral post.

Some told their local candidate’s volunteers to “f*** off” under the impression the messaging was automated.




People still weren't sure they dealt with real people though. Until a volunteer corrected them.




Others were inspired by Bernard’s post to send messages of thanks to those behind the text messages.




A volunteer thanked them for their kindness.


Bernard studies at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, the same college Gillum graduated from. He said he now appreciates all the texts he received because “it was only for a greater good”.

Gillum missed out on the Florida governorship by a narrow margin to Republican Ron DeSantis.

Elsewhere in the midterm elections, President Donald Trump’s Republican Party lost its majority in the House of Representatives, but retained control of the Senate.

A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.

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When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
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This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
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Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:

Stickers:


Sculpture:

Latte Art:

Refrigerator...art...trolling?


Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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