Initially it was the sheer oddity of a ship stranded in the Suez Canal, snatching global trade in a world already epidemic that caught the attention of the online world. But it was the picture of a small excavator working on his monumental task that sealed the fate of Ever Gives as the foundation for thousands of relatable memes.
What the digger – who was trying his hardest to dislike the ship despite a titanic size difference – is the perfect metaphor for thinking that we can make any dent in our to-do lists, Finally manage to stop spotting or get our thousands of unread downs. Zero?
Was it a visual representation of the dreaded relief that can overcome doom and the woes of a bad world from a walk?
Or was it simply us trying to do our best despite the odds?
Maybe we were just looking for a solution.
Soon, the 1,300-foot Ever Giving social media feed got so much splash that many of its colorful containers and large white lettering fired a spelling of the company’s name, showing a viral tweet that powered the ship, telling people Shows “How to Steal Your Look”.
And it would not be a completely Internet moment to answer a simple question built specifically without a website, which was in this case: Is that ship still stuck?
As of Saturday, the answer was still “yes”.