Who doesn’t occasionally think back on simpler times or about a restaurant or store we used to frequent which is no longer in business?
Twitter user @DarnelSugarfoo certainly does.
They took nostalgia to a whole new and truly bizarre level.
A tweet they posted on December 2 would go on to become an unexpected viral sensation.
The tweet featured an image of a woman at a 7-Eleven store in the 1970s, with a simple description in the caption.
"A 7-Eleven in 1973"
"We used to be a country. A Proper country."
The message and intent of the post was ambiguous and rather confusing.
It could very well have simply been a reverie to remember simpler, happier times prior to the pandemic.
But the prominent placement of #MAGA (make America great again) and #KAG (keep America great) in @DarnelSugarfoo's Twitter profile, not to mention their current Twitter name, Rosie's Omicron Dance Party, and abundant pro-Trump/anti-Biden posts, suggested it was likely a statement against mask and vaccine mandates.
Whether confused or amused by the post, Twitter users wasted no time in calling out or poking fun at @DarnelSugarfoo in the comments section.
Multiple Twitter users questioned just how much better things actually were in the 1970s, or if things have really changed as much as @DarnelSugarfoo believes they have.
A number of others responded with their own variations of @DarnelSugarfoo's meme, calling out how sexist, unhealthy or flat out silly life used to be by simply mocking the memes less than coherent meaning.
Whatever people thought was the intended meaning of the original meme, @DarnelSugarfoo's initial tweet received over 10 thousand likes in only four days.
It was only natural more and more parodies would be on their way and they came with a vengeance, with the reveries of American nostalgia growing increasingly more biting and ludicrous with each tweet.
This is likely only the beginning of the variations of @DarnelSugarfoo's unexpected web sensation.