On Monday, Bill and Melinda Gates announced they would be getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.
The news rocked the world, mostly because everyone was immediately aware of how much such a drastic life change for two of the richest people on the planet could affect the rest of us mere mortals.
The former couple did their best to reassure concerned folks, mentioning in their joint announcement that “we…will continue our work together at the foundation,” before asking for “space and privacy” following the announcement.
Well, the internet has never been known for giving people space or privacy, and they weren’t going to start now. As the shock started to wear off, Twitter responded to the news the only way they know how — jokes and memes.