A day after seven people were killed and nearly 50 others were injured by a terrorist attacks near London Bridge, you may not expect the people of Britain to find humor in the world's news headlines. Yet, The New York Times seemed to set off a show of good spirits when its headline turned into a comical and relatable trending topic. On Sunday, tweets about things that leave Britain reeling showed how resilient the United Kingdom can be.
On Saturday, the Times published a story with the headline, "2 Attacks in London as a Reeling Nation Faces More Terror." (Online, the headline had either started out different or was changed after the fact. Either way, the story called Britain a "reeling" nation.) The story described the violent attacks that took place near London Bridge: A van reportedly drove into pedestrians, on the bridge and three men reportedly stabbed others at Borough Market. The story also reminded readers of the explosion that occurred two weeks prior in Manchester, at the end of a packed Ariana Grande concert. That attack killed more than 20 people.
While it's true the U.K. is undoubtedly mourning, it was also apparent on Sunday that the people of Britain had not totally lost their identities in the violence. Resilient as ever, they showed the Times just what "reeling" is to them.
Fingers crossed for no more shortages this year.
Life is better when everyone does their part.
Spilling Your Pint
Yes, this is an actual photo of a man holding his beer as he flees Saturday's attack.
Improper Tea Strength
All hail the Northerners.
Why would you do such a thing?
Milk Before Tea
But did you microwave it?
IRL Facebook Encounters
Same, Britain. Same.
#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling "Aloominum". FFS it is AL-U-MIN-I-UM!— CarpeJugulum 63% (@Insinuare) June 4, 2017
Agree to disagree.
I don't want to wait for an attendant.
Apparently, bus etiquette applies around the word.
Running to get on the tube without jamming the doors... sitting down and realising it's going the wrong way. #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Katie Coyne (@KTKaliani) June 4, 2017
But at least you minded the gap.
Taking Up Too Much Space
Is that a sheep in an IKEA bag?
Jumping The Queue
It's not your turn.
It's a conspiracy.
Little Red Staws
They're not the same.
The Bread Debate
Which team are you on?
The politeness is unreal.
Maddening, isn't it?
It's not just England.
Britain may be reeling from the recent series of terrorist attacks, but the British spirit has not been dampened. On Sunday, the humor on Twitter seemed to lighten the mood after a dark day in London.