An accidental tweet by NPR’s official Twitter account left many people wondering, “Who IS Ramona? And can we hear more about her?!”
The media organization intended to send a private message but made the mistake of posting it publicly — something that is now incredibly common among users. The tweet read:
Ramona is given new toy: Smiles, examines for 20 seconds, discards.
Ramona gets a hug: Acquiesces momentarily, squirms to be put down.
Ramona sees three cats 30 feet away: Immediately possessed by shrieking, spasmodic joy that continues after cats flee for their lives.
Luckily several users took screenshots of the mistake before the company was able to delete it.
— Lauren (@Lallypage) October 3, 2017
NPR realized its mistake, and @hurryhurryomaha hoped it wouldn’t result in someone getting fired:
— Colorado Chris (@hurryhurryomaha) October 3, 2017
The best part was how amused everyone was who read the tweet.
— Katers Gonna Kate (@timeladykatie) October 3, 2017
And so many also wanted to know more about this mysterious Ramona:
— Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) October 3, 2017
— Lindsey Wasson (@lindseywasson) October 3, 2017
— Sarah Terzo (@SarahTerzo) October 3, 2017
Since the tweet mishap happened shortly after the deadly incident in Las Vegas, many Twitter users were just grateful for the distraction:
— Amanda Kaplun (@AmandaKaplun) October 3, 2017
Happily, we all got our questions answered when NPR revealed the truth behind the Ramona mystery:
For 12 short, joyful minutes, the Internet shared an update about Ramona.
Yes, Ramona does in fact have a cat, but she is not a cat herself. Thank you NPR for the smiles, and for answering our burning questions!