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Tested Positive for Missing the Homies

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Tested Positive for Missing the Homies is a copypasta used to express feelings of loneliness and longing for one's friends. The phrase grew in popularity on Twitter during the quarantine period of the coronavirus in March 2020. Additionally, the phrase parodies how one might share the news that they tested positive for the coronavirus.

Origin

On March 15th, 2020, Twitter [1] user @NotYuntoungKim tweeted the earliest known usage of the phrase. they wrote, "got tested positive for missing the homies" (shown below).



Spread

The following day, Twitter[2] user @youveeuh tweeted, Tested positive for missing the homies." The tweet received more than 219,000 likes and 110,000 retweets in less than two weeks (shown below).


Iluvia @Youveeuh Tested positive for missing the homies 12:15 PM 路 Mar 16, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone

Over the next few days, people began reposting the phrase on Twitter (example below, left).[3] On March 20th, Twitter[4] user @douzmanian tweeted the phrase multiple times and received more than 10,000 likes and 1,800 retweets in less than one week (shown below, center).

That day, Twitter[5] user @papi40oz tweeted the phrase with a photograph of Ronnie Ortiz from the reality television series Jersey Shore. The post received more than 187,000 likes and 80,000 retweets in less than one week (shown below, right).


christina @douzmanian tested positive for missing my homies tested positive for missing my homies tested positive for missing my homies tested positive for missing my homies tested positive for missing my homies tested pos 10:52 AM 路 Mar 20, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Luis + @papi40oz Tested positive for missing the homies 5:43 PM 路 20 Mar 20 路 Twitter for iPhone 77.1K Retweets 178K Likes

On March 23rd, Twitter user @AMABOUTOBUST posted the phrase and video of man crying and listening to music. The post received more than 25,000 likes and 11,000 retweets in less than one week (shown below).

Various Examples


s a r a j e a n @SaraHelton54 路 Mar 19 tested positive for missin the homies 馃ズ ramirez @wackooverload tested positive for missing the homies IGHT IMMA cry 1:16 AM 路 Mar 25, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone kawaii leonard @cjsvlnc tested positive for missin' the homies... S79.95 endition 4:43 PM 路 Mar 24, 2020 from Calgary, Alberta 路 Twitter for iPhone
Cesar Sanchez @_cesr_ I want everyone to know that I have officially tested positive for missing the homies 11:13 AM 路 Mar 20, 2020 路 Twitter for Android Bass @king_sellers Guys i tested positive... for missing the homies LOROX 4:34 PM 路 Mar 25, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone @xxbryan13 Im tested positive for missing my homies 12:31 AM 路 Mar 26, 2020 路 Twitter for Android


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The Math Hatter
The Math Hatter

in reply to Linkzor24

THIS IS THE INTERNET EQUIVALENT OF SAYING A JOKE IN CLASS AND NOBODY HEARS IT, THEN THE POPULAR GIRL JUST REPEATING THE SAME JOKE BUT LOUDER AND GETTING ALL THE LAUGHS!

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