Grandmother on Facebook combines sweet religious meme with vague threat to those who don't share it
OSHAWA, ON—According to sources, Agnes Wilkinson, an 87-year-old great-grandmother in downtown Oshawa, Ontario, has reportedly cut and pasted a meme on Facebook that appears at first to be generous and loving, but upon further examination features a much darker layer.
"What a wonderful day it is today. Take a moment to be grateful for everything around you. The sun in the sky, the leaves on the trees, and the birds in the air," Wilkinson wrote. "Give thanks and live this day to the fullest.
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Not long after, though, despite the sunny surface, things seemed to take a sinister turn.
"☺ I KNOW which of my friends WILL NOT SHARE THIS. So many do not have the time in a day to simply cut and paste this article. Sadly, I know who will not. Those of you who do, I thank you ☺ I treasure you, and you are the lights of my life. You know how much joy can be shared with just a simple click."
Not only did Wilkinson warn those who did not spread her message, she even had specific condemnation for those who did not share it in the "correct" way.
"Thank you for reading this. And that is all I ask. Do cut + paste this, DO NOT SHARE. Again, sadly I know who will only share this. Sad that we in this day and age do not have the time or patience to read all the way to the bottom. – Glen."
At press time, Wilkinson had added a comment below the post that read, "Please share, would love for all my friends to spread the word and have a special place in heaven" which is the most gentle and maternal possible way to say "see you in hell."
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