This is 89-year-old artist Magdalene Jourdan.
She has been painting for over 60 years and finally decided to show her work off at an art show at the public library in Thompson, Connecticut. Here's one of her pieces:
Surely, after 89 years of building relationships with other people, and 60 years of creating such lifelike work, plenty of people would be happy to celebrate Magdalene's art. But Magdalene was new to the small town, and the only advertisement for the show was a Facebook event that had invited no one.
So no one came.
Like, almost no one. As granddaughter Jenean Jourdan told BuzzFeed News, only two of Magdalene's children and one of their spouses showed. And two other randos. And that was it.
Magdalene's granddaughter, Lily Jourdan, 17, missed the show to attend her softball game, and came home to find her grandmother really upset. So she tweeted this:
It's impossible to figure out what is going to make Internet things go viral, but whatever it was, Lily Jourdan, with less than a thousand followers, got her grandma's sad picture retweeted over 15K times.
EVERYONE got really sad for grandma.
Really, really sad.
Like, who is this person throwing around the L word so casually?
This girl claims to know Magdalene's soul.
Some people started threatening violence to those who did not attend.
And people who probably never attend any of their Facebook events were promising their attendance at this art show.
Well, guess what, thousands of strangers who claimed they would go see grandma's art if they could, the exhibit is going on for two more weeks. Plenty of time to plan your trip to Connecticut and tell Magdalene to her sad face that she isn't foolish.
Will the Internet really want to come together as a community to celebrate Magdalene's art? Or did y'all just need a good cry real quick?