Violinist Thinks She Won Award, But She Did Not, And The Awkwardness Will Physically Hurt You — VIDEO

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Violins and instruments wait to be renovated in the workshop of violin and bow maker Michael Phoenix at his workshop on October 24, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Michael Phoenix is a traditional maker, repairer and restorer of violins, violas, cellos and bows. Michael trained at he famous Newark School of Violin Making and only uses traditional methods in their construction. A single violin made by Michael can take up to 250 hours of of meticulous craftmanship following the traditional techniques of the old Italian Cremonese masters using no power tools. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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If an awkward thing happens in a forest and nobody is there to put it on the internet, does the awkward thing happen at all? My sad internet philosophies aside, it's undeniable that we've seen a lot of cringeworthy moments put on blast by the world wide web. Whether it's failed promposals or your kid dropping the eff bomb out of nowhere, if it happened, the internet will find it. Nobody knows that better than this violinist who thought she won an award, and basically lived out everyone's worst nightmare when she went onstage to collect it. The awkward is so palpable that it's not even sauce anymore. It has basically hardened into a brick wall of awkward. 

My sympathy for this girl goes above and beyond the sympathy I have for my actual, real human friends. Guys, this could happen to any of us. This girl in particular was screwed over from the start, because she and the other violinist had ridiculously similar names. It's hard to tell exactly what's going on because none of it is in English, but the core of what happened is impossible to miss. Here's the moment that they called her name: 


And then the inevitable moment they had to break it to her. 


It physically hurts me. I want to send her a teddy bear and chocolate and all ten seasons of Scrubs (no matter what kind of journey you take in life, you will never be as awkward and JD and Elliott). Whoever you are and wherever you are, violin girl, you should be proud of yourself anyway. You obviously worked super hard for whatever this award was for, and can take extreme comfort in knowing that if you survived this hot mess, you can survive just about anything. 


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