By now, I’m sure most of us have learned about the tragedy coming to Hostess. Following a labor strike, it appears that Hostess will have to shut down its business, ending years and years of memories and cream-filled snacks. Most Americans are sprinting to the grocery stores to fill their grocery carts with the dessert snacks. Others are showing their affection in different ways: through Twitter.
I will admit, when I first heard the news, I went to the nearest Giant Eagle grocery store on Saturday night to buy a Twinkie. When I arrived, I saw a sad little Hostess section of the store with only slim pickings left. In their place, a sign hung that read, “Available while supplies last.” It didn’t seem real until I read that sign. I knew I would survive this upsetting news, but how were others taking it?
I checked out “Yahoo! News” and saw a news article about the Twitter response. Some of my favorites from the news story included:
Not only was the Twitter world a wreck, but an 11-year-old boy also posted a video on YouTube mourning the snack:
While the tragedy of Hostess slowly fades away, at least we will always have social media to commemorate the company. I’m sure Twinkies and Ho-Ho’s will appear on Ebay at very high prices and we will all be able to buy our last few snacks. More YouTube videos will appear in memory of the products, and Twitter feeds will be talking about the news until another tragedy occurs soon. Until then, lets all go buy some Twinkies!