This weekend, London was hit with yet another devastating terror attack, but people living in the UK aren’t letting it break the backbone of the country.
In response to the New York Times tweeting that Britain was “still reeling” from the Manchester attack, an unlikely hashtag has risen from the mania. People on Twitter, keen to show their strength in the face of evil, have adopted the #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling as a light-hearted way of displaying defiance.
Here are some of the best:
Finding a tin of Quality Street and discovering a sewing kit #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Brikena (@BritishBree99) June 4, 2017
#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling "To kick off today's meeting, let's all share a fun fact about ourselves"— Sarah (@byalondongirl) June 4, 2017
when iain threw his baked alaska in the bin #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— amy (@holtzybert) June 4, 2017
A pause of longer than four seconds on Radio 4. #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Kate Devlin (@drkatedevlin) June 4, 2017
Some people were concerned that the hashtag was potentially making light of a terrible event, but the following tweet sums it up nicely:
Nobody is using #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling to laugh at a terrorist attack. We're using it to show we're not afraid after one.— Sofie Jaehn (@SofJae) June 4, 2017
It’s the British way. There’s nowt wrong in using humour to raise the country’s spirits, and more importantly, to let others know we’re not afraid.