There’s a dark phenomenon on Twitter. When you see a celebrity’s name trending, your mind might leaps to one of two things: ‘Oh no! They said something horrible!’ or ‘OH NO MY BELOVED CELEBRITY IS DEAD!’ This was certainly the fear many Twitter users had this morning when they saw “Van Dyke” was trending. Good news: Dick Van Dyke is not dead. Bad news: A pedestrian bridge in Detroit called Van Dyke collapsed.
So it looks like the pedestrian bridge at W-94 and Van Dyke just fall down and go boom pic.twitter.com/qLg4hJ9ZRV— Big Jim OBrien (@wcsxjim) March 27, 2020
Click on Detroit reports the collapse was caused by a truck that was too tall to fit under the bridge. No injuries have been reported. More importantly, the 94-year-old national treasure, Dick Van Dyke, is alive.
There was much relief on Twitter:
Me after seeing “Van Dyke” trending and realizing it was over a bridge and not Dick Van Dyke. pic.twitter.com/F3R8jKfUS1— Sharvail (@Sharvail) March 27, 2020
That moment you see Van Dyke trending and you panic for a second and then realize it’s about an overpass somewhere. *WHEW* pic.twitter.com/pJswtYZ4TQ— ✨Christie ✨ (@christier0408) March 27, 2020
Me @ trending Twitter after frantically checking to make sure Dick Van Dyke is still alive: pic.twitter.com/e2PV0ILUmR— libby springston 🧼👐 (@imtooawkward___) March 27, 2020
DON’T YOU DARE MAKE VAN DYKE TREND AND SCARE ME LIKE THAT WHAT THE HELL GUYS pic.twitter.com/n3o1c9AwIt— David the Wavid (@David_The_Wavid) March 27, 2020
Y'all had me at work about to cry— 🔥Kelly🔥 (@KCC_0505) March 27, 2020
thinking Van Dyke died pic.twitter.com/zPCJgstyTD
I saw Van Dyke trending and literally forgot how to breathe for a minute…. pic.twitter.com/aD5Pz2aHYR— ✨ Hollywood Yesterday ✨ (@HollywoodYeste1) March 27, 2020
I saw Van Dyke and got nervous about Dick. He seems to be doing OK but that bridge in Van Dyke is fucked. Check on your elders people :)— Lumpy Louise, Rapists Don't Get My Vote (@LumpyLouish) March 27, 2020
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