We're living in dark times.
Hurricanes are ravaging the country. Madmen are toting semi-automatic weapons and firing on innocent civilians. Donald Trump is President.
That's why a mistake made by an editor at National Public Radio (NPR) went viral.
As you'll learn below, folks out there are desperate for a distraction, especially when that distraction appears to be an adorable little girl about whom they have quite a few questions.
Find out what the heck we're talking about now...
On Monday Night, NPR Swing Editor Christopher Dean Hopkins Shared the Following:
He did so on the official NPR Facebook page. And people were confused.
Just 12 minutes later, Hopkins realized his mistake and issued this explanation.
What Was He Thinking?
"We don't generally delete posts, so I tried to do it in a way that would be transparent," Hopkins said after he made this snafu. "My job is to promote our good work, and I catastrophically failed in that last night."
Did He Really Fail, Though?
Not according to followers, whose interest was piqued... and who really wanted to learn more about Ramona.
Please Tell Us More About Ramona
We need an update on the whole cat thing, too.
More on This Story, As It Develops?
We're begging you.
People are REALLY Anxious for More
We're not kidding.
Hopeful Friends Want to Know!
With hashtags #ramonaupdates, #bringbackramona and #ramonaforever, even the Houston Zoo asked for an update. HA!
One More Post! One More Post!
This petition at Change.org has been signed by 796 people as of this writing. The people have spoken, NPR.
And They Continue to Speak:
Seriously, Ramona is more in demand than Game of Thrones Season 8.
So... Will We Get Future Ramona Updates?
"I suppose if people keep promising to pledge to NPR and it doesn't distract from the very good work our NPR journalists do, we'll see," Hopkins says.
The Numbers Speak for Themselves
700, though? The story now has over 6,000 comments on Facebook!
By the Way: This is Ramona!
She isn't a cat. She's a little girl! And we love her!