On May 24th, 2021, Twitter user jaxajueny posted a tweet that read, “Never in my life heard a story about a hamster dying peacefully. It’s always some crazy shit,” earning roughly 135,400 likes in one year (shown below).
Jaxajueny’s tweet was reposted to multiple platforms like Instagram going into the remainder of May 2021. Additionally, many Twitter users posted replies to jaxajueny’s tweet that provided their hamster death stories. For instance, on May 24th, 2021, Twitter user BellHubie replied, “my sister ate mine,” earning roughly 3,400 likes in one year (shown below, left). BellHubie’s reply was reposted to Reddit’s /r/cursedcomments on May 28th, 2021 by Redditor Not-A-Myth, earning roughly 26,600 upvotes in one year (shown below, right).