A week ago, Tony Stevens’ wife Audrey sadly passed away. In those long seven days, Tony has had to deal with her belongings and close bank accounts and pack away the many things that made up their forty year marriage.
But yesterday came the real test — it was time for Tony to tell the wider world that Audrey had died. Tragically though, he was unable to find a gif good enough to do it.
Despite spending almost two days searching sites like reddit, 4chan and giphy, Tony, 69, just couldn’t find a gif that adequately summed up his wife’s passing, causing him unimaginable heartache.
“It’s incredibly hard,” says Tony. “I tried several sites and the closest I could get was a couple of moments of Joey pretending to cry on Friends and one of an upset woman from Real Housewives of Orange County. But that one ended in a fight so it was no good.”
Tony’s frustrating search has meant that the couple’s friends and family are still unaware Audrey is no longer with them.
“I could call them or something, but what would they get out of that? You can’t retweet a phone call. If I can’t find an engaging four or five second moment from TV or movies from the last thirty years to illustrate Audrey’s passing, then she may as well have died for nothing,” sighed Tony.
“There was one, brief moment when I thought I’d found a Game of Thrones gif that might have done the trick, but I couldn’t get it to link properly. Not in the right size.”
At this point Tony became quite distressed and we felt we should leave him to his search. We asked if he’d like to say a few words about Audrey, but he declined, instead showing us a gif of Patrick the starfish from Spongebob Squarepants with his eyes welling up with tears.
“Hahah, that’s classic,” he said, tweeting the link.