NPR's Accidental Post About 'Ramona' Is The Sweetest Thing You'll See Today

NPR’s Accidental Post About ‘Ramona’ Is The Sweetest Thing You’ll See Today

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Ramona is the internet hero we didn’t know we needed

Needless to say, Monday was an absolutely horrifying day. But right in the thick of all the breaking news about the unthinkable massacre in Las Vegas, as we all were grappling with what’s officially the deadliest shooting in American history, NPR made the most adorable mistake post to its Facebook page.

The update to the page read, “Ramona is given a new toy: Smiles, examines for 20 seconds, discards.

Ramona gets a hug: Acquiesces momentarily, squirms to be put down.

Ramona sees three cats 30 feet away: Immediately possessed by shrieking, spasmodic joy that continues after cats flee for their lives.”

It was the cutest thing, and the internet rallied around it in a very big way. Even after NPR deleted the update and apologized for the mistake post that was “intended for a personal account,” people kept sharing screenshots of the Ramona story. After all, everyone needed a reason to smile yesterday. Ramona was that reason.

There was also a debate born. Who was Ramona? Would she ever get a cat? Was Ramona a cat? So many questions, and the internet demanded answers.