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Poor Elmo asked how people are doing and the replies are…not good

Viral Elmo tweet
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We’re officially in the bad part of winter.

The holidays are solidly behind us. It’s really freaking cold out, it still gets dark at 4:58 p.m., and we’re staring down the barrel of three more months of this before the sun comes out consistently, without even Christmas to look forward to. We still haven’t gotten over that scene in Saltburn. Plus, it’s an election year, half the world is at war, tens of millions of women just lost their abortion access… things are not going great right now, OK?

So yesterday, when Elmo tweeted to ask us all how we’re doing, well, it kind of broke some people, I guess.

“Elmo is just checking in! How is everybody doing?” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter). Look, it’s a sweet sentiment, but honestly, the vibes are bad, and people didn’t hesitate to let Elmo know that.

“Every morning, I cannot wait to go back to sleep. Every Monday, I cannot wait for Friday to come. Every single day and every single week for life,” reads one particularly relatable reply.

Another reads, “Elmo I’ve got to level with you baby we are fighting for our lives.” No lie detected.

The responses just kept coming, and you honestly have to feel a little bit for whoever manages Elmo’s social accounts, because that person probably didn’t wake up on Jan. 29, 2024 expecting to bear the weight of the world’s pain, but here we are. Sometimes you do something nice and this is just what happens. Sorry, Elmo’s social media manager.

Even celebrities started to weigh in, which, honestly, I don’t want to hear it while I’m sitting here in the haze of my seasonal depression without enough money for a weekend trip to somewhere with sunlight but whatever. Here they are, in case you’re someone who finds this sort of thing amusing.

So there you have it, Elmo. Sorry, buddy. Wish we all had better news for ya.