Sometimes we're all so sad and tired that the only thing we can relate to is a broken down machine. At the end of the day — when we call it quits for a night and retreat back to our beds — what are we if we're not just a bunch of broken machines with slightly more complicated emotions?
Writer Chris Pramas shared a photo on Twitter that tapped in to the Internet's feelings of utter despair that went hugely viral this week, and you may just see yourself in it. The sign keeps it simple: "The light inside has broken but I still work." And, really, is there anything more relatable than the unfortunate weight of human defeat? Chris Prama doesn't seem to think so, keeping it simple writing, "I feel you, vending machine. I feel you."
As Prama himself says, this is a picture that's been circulating for years, but for some reason it's especially big now, in 2017. Wonder why? Actually, if you have been living with us throughout this year, you probably know exactly why it is equally as haunting as it is relatable.
For some strange reason, everyone is really identifying with this poor vending machine whose light has gone out, and also finding other bots who have lost their way, just like humankind:
It's okay. We're all gonna be okay. Someone will be along to change our bulb soon. Just like we're all rooting for the vending machine, we are all (hopefully) rooting for each other too — and in due time, we'll all be shining bright and will be more lit than a 20-year-old who just discovered Four Loko. We'll get there. We are all going to get there eventually — it will just take some time.
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