Man Waits Five Years To Respond To A Tweet, And Now He's An Internet Hero

Brady Maurer of Portland, Oregon, has been hopping around Twitter giving people reminders they asked for — five years ago.  

He’s like a holiday reminder elf and people are loving him for it.

He’s just helping people live their best lives:

I wonder if she still likes that name?

The FBI was a bit different five years ago, but still:

Twitter is still around and going strong:

Brady’s diligence is extra, and people appreciate his efforts:

But wait! Maurer still had more reminders to dish out:

I mean, these are important choices:

People started submitting their reminders for the future:

We’ll check back with y’all in five years.

H/T: Twitter

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Guy Gets Temporary Henna Tattoo He Will Probably Regret For Years To Come

Henna tattoos may seem like a good idea while you’re on vacation, but as Twitter user James Colley from Cardiff, Wales, recently learned, it’s still important to do your research first. During a trip to Zakynthos Island, Greece, he decided to get a Mike Tyson henna tattoo that he’ll probably be regretting for a while… 

While the Henna used by most professionals is a natural coloring that will fade in a few days, some less reputable tattooists simply use cheap black hair dye. Black hair dye contains paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a chemical that is banned from use on skin in the European Union because it can lead to severe burns on some people. 

In 2015, Mary Bates of the United Kingdom, then 16, got a tattoo on her leg that led to similar scarring while in Turkey. She was told by doctors from St. Albans Hospital, Hertfordshire, that the scarring could stay with her for the rest of her life. 

Dr. Christopher Flower, Director-General of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, warned those who seek Henna tattoos to go to reputable artists. 

Most people on Twitter didn’t seem to have much sympathy, though. 

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This Tinder Match Has Been Carrying On A Hilarious Text Courtship For 3 Years

Twitter user Josh Avsec has been flirting with a girl on Tinder over text exchanges for three years. Really. He shared a screenshot of their exchanges, the de Beauvoir-Sartre letters of our time, on Twitter, and it’s been going viral, with over 14,000 likes.

That’s right—the early 20-somethings have been improbably busy for three years. Michelle told The Independentthat her initial response was just being silly; he said that his response was “more or less […] my way of handling a girl blowing me off. What I wasn’t expecting is her to respond once I responded a few months later. I figured it would just fade away.”

But in fact, even after the joke went viral, she responded.

At this point, the internet really began rooting for these guys.

“So many people were telling us that we were relationship goals or that it was so cute, it really stacked the pressure to get to know her,” Josh said. “So while this tweet was going viral, I sent her a couple direct messages, making jokes about all of these hilarious comments.”

Now, they may actually get to go on a date.

Which is good, because even though they’re both young and pretty, they’re funny enough that I actually like them. Could this be fate?!

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These Friends Have Been Recreating This One Photo For Over 30 Years

John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, and John Dickson got their photo snapped in 1982 while hanging out on vacation near Copco Lake in Northern California. The group was from Santa Barbara and partying like young men do, all only 19. What do teens do? Set the self-timer, of course, because even in the early eighties, teens were obsessed with selfies.

 In 2007, the group told the Santa Barbara News-Press that they knew this picture was special.

“Once we took it and saw the photo, we said, ‘We should come back and take it in five years.’ I said, ‘We have to vow to do it every five years,’ ” said Wardlaw, whose grandparent’s cabin was hosting this wild group. “We all thought, ‘In 20 years, what if we all don’t know each other?’ By vowing to take a photo every five years, it would be a way to stay in touch.”

And it actually worked. Every five years they meet at Siskiyou County lake, though they don’t have quite the same luxury of time that they once did. Most are family men with busy jobs and lifestyles. But they made it work.

“Mark drove all night just to get there this year,” said Dickson. “He arrived at 3 a.m. the day of the photo.”

There are seven photos all together, taken in 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012, but to be honest I was having trouble figuring out which one was taken when on their Facebook page. These fellas didn’t age much:

The group tries their hardest to recreate the image exactly, from sunglasses to jar shape, but occasionally things have slipped in the intervening years. It’s become quite a production, sometimes taking hours to set up. The lesson here is that if you want to take a yearly portrait with your crew, make sure it’s simple:

For 2017, the three original shirtless men committed to baring their midriffs for maximum accuracy. Their friendship is strong and so are their bods! 

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These Two Cousins Have Exchanged The Same Birthday Card For Forty-Seven Years

In a world where birthday wishes are delivered via a Facebook post of an embarrassing photo from childhood, it’s hard to remember a time when actual paper cards were exchanged. Indeed, whimsical greetings were written by hand and exchanged without a reminder from the Internet (side note: does anyone remember the last time they licked an envelope?)

Well, as it turns out, not everyone has adopted the impersonal, 21st-century approach to birthday greetings. Two family members are giving us serious #FriendshipGoals with their shared birthday card. Redditor LincolnsLostSpeech uploaded a picture of the card which belongs to his fiancée’s uncle and his cousin.

The two have exchanged the same birthday card for FORTY-SEVEN years. It was purchased for twenty-five cents back in the day. 

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Typically, re-gifting is considered rude, but it’s pretty cool when it happens ninety-four times. And hey, the card said so. It’s in surprisingly good condition too— we would definitely have spilled a birthday cocktail on it by now.  

Could this family be any cuter?

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Well done, Bill and Steve. 

The Internet can’t get enough of the cuteness. 

The picture of the card has been viewed nearly two million times in just two days.

It even brought back some nostalgia for a Redditor with a similar experience. 

…Anyone else suddenly in the mood to start cute family traditions? We’re having some major feels. 

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