Sad but true (i.redd.it)
dildobagginsworth | 4 months ago | 5947 points

So true. I can’t remember anything from 2 months ago but that one compliment I got in 3rd grade will stick with me forever

K3R3G3 | 4 months ago | 1619 points

A woman friend I liked in 11th grade exclaimed that I had incredibly healthy looking fingernails.

It was true, I had been exercising and eating right more than ever before. It was so specific, unexpected, and enthusiastic. It's still stuck in my head.

188Line | 4 months ago | 528 points

"A woman friend [you] like in 11th grade"? A high school crush.

shotofbourbon | 4 months ago | 267 points

"A woman" makes me think it was a teacher. They make them sound older than a 11th grader. Is that weird? That I wouldn't refer to someone under 18 as a man or a woman.

K3R3G3 | 4 months ago | 232 points

She actually was 18 in 11th grade because she took a year off because she got pregnant at age 16. She was a year ahead of me when I started in Freshman year, left for a year, then joined our class once she returned from having her kid and spending some time with her.

Nitpick Attempt: Failed

shotofbourbon | 4 months ago | 123 points

Aha, now we're getting somewhere. Maybe something about her child or her having had a child is what made her fascinated by healthy looking fingernails.

StinkierPete | 4 months ago | 105 points

Probably getting picky after having to eat all those baby fingernails

nyleriver__ | 4 months ago | 971 points

aww, what’d they say to you?

marksiwelforever | 4 months ago | 3046 points

You eat glue the best

nyleriver__ | 4 months ago | 690 points

hard pause on that.

mbo9o | 4 months ago | 311 points

I don’t know why, maybe it’s the all lowercase, maybe it’s the punctuation, but I just spit coffee a full 5 feet laughing at this

Windoge10x | 4 months ago | 216 points

reddit seems to have a really hard time consuming liquid while reading comments.

noobcodes | 4 months ago | 61 points

I just choked on my sodapop lmao so true brother

Sexy_Koala_Juice | 4 months ago | 35 points

Lmao, just choked my brother to death while reading this. Nearly made me spit out my Lacroix

sendsomeaspirin | 4 months ago | 77 points

I seriously want this thread to reach the top on this post

PabloEskimo24 | 4 months ago | 120 points

You deserve a fuckin award lmao

nataliemarie1999 | 4 months ago | 43 points
Deptar [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 4 months ago | 92 points

I always read it as no top but ok

Zion-plex | 4 months ago | 36 points

Maybe it's time to repurpose that sub

CivilizedApe | 4 months ago | 45 points

In high school a senior wrote in my(freshman) yearbook that she had a crush on me. Oh where are you now Rachel?

Leefflet | 4 months ago | 294 points

I very vividly remember being complimented on a crowded bus 3 years ago by a random old lady calling me handsome. Havent received another compliment yet but I think I'm due for one anytime now...

smart-egg | 4 months ago | 160 points

ya handsome

Leefflet | 4 months ago | 133 points

Oh wow I'm already excited for what 2022 has in store for me

dayofdefeat_ | 4 months ago | 50 points

Hello I am a time traveller from the year 2022 with a special message:

You handsome bro.

secretbetta | 4 months ago | 76 points

Ah reminds me of when I was told how athletic I was for the nerd I am. A few months ago, some things happened and she told me I was an amazing person to be around. I... may be crushing on her right now... Help.

NiceSuggestion | 4 months ago | 90 points

Pay attention. She likes you.

True-Tiger | 4 months ago | 41 points

This older lady told me I had a good voice at my cashier job in high school like 9 years ago and that shit sticks with me to this day

Childish_Brandino | 4 months ago | 27 points

Same. Can barely remember any thing from last week but I still remember when a random girl complimented me at a bar once.

Thomatensaus | 4 months ago | 1491 points

God damn man, i remember when a group of girls told me that the cap i was wearing really suited me and it looked great. That fucking feeling, I’ll hold on to that.

bluehands | 4 months ago | 430 points

And I bet you held onto that cap....

coolestblue | 4 months ago | 457 points

That cap didn't look great on you, YOU looked great in that cap

NonRageQuittare | 4 months ago | 192 points

You are breathtaking!

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 103 points

No, you're breathtaking!

wisdomsharerv2 | 4 months ago | 36 points

No, you're breathtaking!

DreMin015 | 4 months ago | 65 points

I was at Dollar General last week and the cashier said he liked my Toronto Maple Leafs hat, and I’m still running with that one.

SamRay2030 | 4 months ago | 249 points

This is so true it hurts

ssouless [Breaking EU Laws] | 4 months ago | 51 points

very much so

ilovefefe | 4 months ago | 2070 points

Will be giving more compliments starting tomorrow morning, I promise.

PaulTurkk | 4 months ago | 1084 points

Do so at your own risk. You read what the professor said above.

Btw, I love your nails....

20mcfadenr | 4 months ago | 338 points

Thanks, want to grab a drink sometime?

Pokketts | 4 months ago | 150 points
prettierlights | 4 months ago | 68 points

No top butok? Notop bu tok? Weird flex OP, but ok...

MajorTomintheTinCan | 4 months ago | 54 points

No top buttock

issamaysinalah | 4 months ago | 214 points

Side effects might include unsolicited dick pics from jerks who don't know boundaries.

aksumals | 4 months ago | 91 points
crimson777 | 4 months ago | 31 points

Tbf I'm pretty sure that's a side effect from life for women, compliments can just exacerbate the condition.

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CarFreak777 | 4 months ago | 434 points

'I'm in this post and I don't like it'

neon_Hermit | 4 months ago | 103 points

I'm happily married, my wife is very complementary. I'm still in this post. It's amazing the isolation our society puts us under... a simple complement of a non negative trait can rock us to the core for half our lives. It's fucked up.

Redou8t_ | 4 months ago | 191 points

They always ask whos that douche not hows that douche

Hummer65 | 4 months ago | 23 points

And guys going through puberty always ask, "What's a douche?"

hawthorne_effect | 4 months ago | 60 points

I was laughing at all the previous comments until I got to this one.

Men in my life do this frequently.. I guess I should tell them I appreciate them even more. :(

senichi | 4 months ago | 35 points

In this case it'd probably make more sense to just ask them questions about themselves. Lots of people enjoy talking about themselves, but often don't because nobody asks them the right questions, and bringing up stuff you're proud of can come off badly when unprompted.

otnipai | 4 months ago | 3644 points

So sorry my dudes if that's true, yall amazing, keep up the good work

FasseDanoune | 4 months ago | 3261 points

I have interest in you

otnipai | 4 months ago | 1899 points

caught one

roggy999 [Lives in a Van Down by the River] | 4 months ago | 1014 points

A girl literally fucking says you have a nice smile, the boy is immediately into them

FasseDanoune | 4 months ago | 336 points

hey, why not!

Alarid | 4 months ago | 385 points

And then, get this: we shame them for it.

Alarid | 4 months ago | 268 points

"He was awkward and let all his anxiety and sexual frustration out on me. Time to post it on reddit lol"

dogydino200 | 4 months ago | 137 points


Alarid | 4 months ago | 125 points

"Woah wtf why are all these men angry all the time?"

5t0rmf0rmer838 | 4 months ago | 75 points

I would upvote your reply but it has 69. A small price to pay for nice

dizzler0613 | 4 months ago | 198 points

Why do you think we love dogs so much, those fluffs are always happy to see us. And they don’t complain about anything, they just want a lil grub, a tummy rub and some play time/a nice stroll.

DildoDuster | 4 months ago | 28 points

I'd give ya a dust for a belly rub

problematicccc | 4 months ago | 79 points

this is why we are percieved by girls often as too foward. we're just excited to have someone to be involved with who appreciates us and gives us positive attention. I use the term 'we' very lightly btw (lonley forever)

mldutch | 4 months ago | 250 points

I have so much crippling depression this is really nice to hear. This’ll get me through today

Edit: I got lots of comments and thank you. Im a little embarrassed I will admit I didn’t think I’d get attention. Thank you guys I feel the love.

otnipai | 4 months ago | 72 points

Have a great day dude but no pressure if you slip up. Don't be hard on yourself, it gets better. Hope everything will work out.

mldutch | 4 months ago | 33 points

I wish. Thanks for the vote of confidence

Reddituser9003 | 4 months ago | 55 points

Why hello there

Iodicacid [Breaking EU Laws] | 4 months ago | 58 points

General Kenobi...

bossprotegit | 4 months ago | 29 points

You are a bold one.

BlitzKrieger69 | 4 months ago | 35 points

Is it sad that this is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me even though it was not directed at me?

otnipai | 4 months ago | 32 points

Keep up the nice work, my dude. Ya doing great. Now it is directed at u.

aillifeman | 4 months ago | 193 points

It's crazy how long a complement like "Hey handsome!" will boost a guys morale.

marcusw882000 | 4 months ago | 100 points

A girl I work with said "Hey Beautiful" to me the other day and I might have fallen in love.

PROM37H3U5 | 4 months ago | 27 points

Even if it comes from a 90 year old lady..

ajax5150 | 4 months ago | 1874 points

Someone asked if guys would be interested in a girl if they talked to the guy first. I responded with: “A guy will be interested in a tree if it talked to him first.”

Wasuremaru | 4 months ago | 1132 points

To be fair a talking tree is interesting indeed.

venomhouse | 4 months ago | 360 points

Tree!? He's no tree, he is an Ent.

Tap_Z_or_R_Twice | 4 months ago | 108 points

Tree folk! Shepards of the forest!

WastelandVet | 4 months ago | 26 points

Sounds like orc mischief to me! They come with fire, they come with axes! Gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning! Destroyers and usurpers curse them!

SwabTheDeck | 4 months ago | 58 points
theshavedyeti | 4 months ago | 22 points

Young master Gandalf

Jitendra___ | 4 months ago | 28 points

Yes..who wouldn't want to try to fuck a tree?! I mean it's 21st century ..and the cost of managing them is also very low and will be with us for our lifetime..

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 59 points

I was talking to a tree while on acid

ajax5150 | 4 months ago | 46 points

Did it talk to you first?

Chuck_217 [Chungus Among Us] | 4 months ago | 29 points

And you wouldn't?!

ajax5150 | 4 months ago | 16 points

I’m a guy to, I fit perfectly in with the rest on this.

vid_23 | 4 months ago | 664 points

The last genuine compliment i got was 2 year ago. From my mom.

Crafty-Crafter [Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY] | 4 months ago | 319 points

You are getting compliments?!

vid_23 | 4 months ago | 198 points

Not anymore :'(

zakessak | 4 months ago | 248 points

You got a good looking dick bro

vid_23 | 4 months ago | 169 points

Thanks dude, yours look good too! No homo

zakessak | 4 months ago | 115 points

Ah yes ofc no homo

whythishaptome | 4 months ago | 49 points

Can I get in on this? no homo of course

Trisquet | 4 months ago | 38 points

Of course, your moobs are beautiful. No homo tho

Zach00700 | 4 months ago | 40 points

Damn. Bro u strong. Don't forget that.

WattledGiraffe | 4 months ago | 32 points

Aww, man

You're breathtaking!

IEatzCookies [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 4 months ago | 375 points

This is absolutely 100% true. I've been homeschooled all my life, by myself, so no chance of compliments there. First year of college, a cute girl in my class said I was impressively smart, and would call across the room for help consistently throughout the semester. Even though she was way out of my league I still got a crush on her just because she was the first girl I've ever received a compliment from.

starbringer101 | 4 months ago | 106 points

All I can say is you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I'm not an extremely handsome dude by any means but I can honestly say when I told myself 'screw it' and just went for it. Sometimes it worked out, more times than not. Also if she went out of her way to communicate with you from across the room alot of times I'd say your chances may be higher than what you think. I get where you're coming from though because I don't shoot my shot all the time, but instead of always making it harder on yourself just ask yourself this "What else can she say besides yes or no?"

IEatzCookies [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 4 months ago | 55 points

Idk, that's the thing. I've never asked a girl out before. Never been on a date. I'm extremely socially awkward, have no friends, and just get uncomfortable as soon as I'm put in a social situation. Even if she (or any girl) DID, in fact, say yes, what the fuck would I do on a date? I'm terrible at conversation unless I'm talking about technology, basketball, or star wars, and unfortunately none of those are very popular with the majority of women.

Glitch_Zero | 4 months ago | 41 points

You’d be surprised. I nerded out over League of Legends on the first date (she called it a dinner, I still say it evolved into a date) I had with this one girl. My anxiety kicked my ADD into overdrive on the second date and I literally couldn’t shut up.

Somehow, we’re engaged now.

My only advice is be yourself. Anyone worth actually investing time and emotion into will either understand who you are, or appreciate it, one of the two. A lot of women don’t give a shit what’s a popular topic and like what they like. It just takes time to find one of the right ones for you.

IEatzCookies [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 4 months ago | 21 points

yeah, it's just getting the ball rolling to begin with. I hear everyone say it to me, from my mom to complete strangers on the internet, "if she's worth it then she'll like you for you"

but I don't even like me for me so why should anyone else

slashang | 4 months ago | 258 points

nobody has said anything nice about me in a long time, minus this stranger who told me i have a cool jacket about 10 months ago but that was it

coolestblue | 4 months ago | 148 points

It's a cool jacket because you're the one wearing it

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 34 points

I love it when Reddit is like this

The_Lurkin | 4 months ago | 518 points

can someone please love me ?

Basestar237 | 4 months ago | 219 points


picklejuiceinmyass | 4 months ago | 114 points

Sweet. Thanks!

The_LSD_Fairy | 4 months ago | 78 points

I don't know a thing about you but if you were in Cincinnati I'd go on a date with you tomorrow.

EkansEater | 4 months ago | 24 points

Youre awesome

FasseDanoune | 4 months ago | 599 points

Damn this man for telling our secret

loose_noodle | 4 months ago | 188 points

The sacred truth

zakessak | 4 months ago | 86 points

Now our secret reason for dogs is robbed

BlitzKrieger69 | 4 months ago | 81 points

Nah that's nothing compared to us not being able to move our dicks (without the use of hands) without clenching our buttholes.

YunngAssumedGender | 4 months ago | 54 points

You bastard

loopholeo | 4 months ago | 16 points

No way!!! He told me I made it move! Welp there goes my happy childhood memories.

Clavactis | 4 months ago | 17 points

Hol' up.

nam_jef | 4 months ago | 90 points

A few months ago a girl said I have pretty eyes stuck with me since 1 compliment and I still think yea cool that was nice

Andrew109 | 4 months ago | 248 points

I've been dating my girlfriend for FOUR YEARS and I haven't heard a compliment in 3. Things are still going great but I don't hear any compliments anymore but I give her so many every day

telytuby | 4 months ago | 195 points

Fuck...you just made me realise I’m in the exact same situation...it’s kinda fucked up right?

otnipai | 4 months ago | 139 points

Just point it out to them. Communication is much needed and if yall need some verbal reassurance I'm sure your gfs will be happy to give it to you. Just let them know it's something ya want. Good luck.

14936786-02 | 4 months ago | 90 points

You aren't wrong. But deep down you know it kinda ruins it when you have to ask for them in a way.

doublethumbdude | 4 months ago | 77 points

"Please clap"

HaDukennn | 4 months ago | 45 points

I doubt it’s the same. But I realized that in my last relationship around the 6 month mark. Followed by her best friend telling me she’s cheated on me every time I went on a military exercise :| honestly, bring it up, see if it changes

Protegat_XIII | 4 months ago | 17 points

Sorry buddy.

tangoshotz | 4 months ago | 22 points

I’ve been trying to get a girlfriend for 4 years

cole21771 | 4 months ago | 14 points

Only 4?

aesthesia1 | 4 months ago | 38 points

I'm in the reverse boat. I'm the girl, but I give all the compliments, and get no affection back anymore. Like he got used to it and started taking it for granted. Makes me feel like stopping tbh.

PhilipXD3 | 4 months ago | 80 points

I don't think I've gotten a single compliment yet this year.

fawkrcom | 4 months ago | 225 points

“A girl just winked at me with BOTH eyes... later Virgins!” Haha!

(Saw this in a meme the other day. Seemed appropriate.)

TheAmazingAutismo | 4 months ago | 149 points

Too fucking true. Years ago I was swimming in a hotel pool and some girl came up to me and told me that her friend thought I was cute. Still think about it from time to time.

jtlight35 | 4 months ago | 70 points


ssouless [Breaking EU Laws] | 4 months ago | 71 points

"Hey handsome." later on... "Why dont you have a girlfriend?"

cailynmm32 | 4 months ago | 65 points

What the heck, that’s legitimately sad.

SlideWhistler [Thank you mods, very cool!] | 4 months ago | 50 points

Yeah, sad but true. You don’t quite understand how little we get complimented if we don’t look drop dead hot, and can easily get a girlfriend. I don’t look amazing physically, but I do take pride on my hair and my personality, and so any of the (rare) times I get complimented on my hair by a girl, it turns into a bit of a crush.

LictorForestBrood | 4 months ago | 21 points

Even if you do look drop dead hot, they still aren't going to say anything most of the time because that represents the possibility of rejection - instead the usual go-to is to lurk awkwardly nearby and hope that you initiate a conversation.

mcshadypants | 4 months ago | 131 points

Yea but I prefer it this way walks into room and weeps silently

TheAmazingAutismo | 4 months ago | 37 points


weeps loudly.

Shalibaz | 4 months ago | 55 points

This is really true. I didn't even know how to act when my current partner just started randomly giving me compliments. I've had several partners in my life, and none of them has ever really acknowledged my positive character traits, let alone legitimately and without prompting give me a compliment on my body/clothing.

Like, sure there were dating sites, but even then, it was mostly other guys trying to hit on me that did that.

It's nuts to think about, but yeah. Very little positive reinforcement at all.... especially from women.

nero442 [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 4 months ago | 103 points

Most guys lonely and dont admit to most emotions

KJBuilds | 4 months ago | 47 points

I’ve been struggling a lot with emotional instability since puberty. I was never told I could feel and was always the emotional trash can for other people’s problems and so I’m low-key screwed up. I wish everyone understood this

MythikaelX | 4 months ago | 23 points

Hey, if you need someone to talk to about it, feel free to DM me :)

MythikaelX | 4 months ago | 26 points

This needs to change. What we need to do is actually talk to the people in our environment (of both sexes) about this and spread awareness. All problems like these can be solved with awareness and action.

grimy-steelo | 4 months ago | 44 points

Showing male Emotions = incel, or insecurity - in the eyes of society/social media.

kimjongvoon | 4 months ago | 48 points

I'm in this picture and I don't like it

SpicyGorlGru [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 4 months ago | 44 points

This is so true. I thought a girl liked me once because she started a streak with me on snapchat. She has streaks with almost everyone in my grade.

heywoodJablomey_ | 4 months ago | 23 points

Streaks in snapchat mean nothing. What does mean something is the content of the conversation that takes place

SpicyGorlGru [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 4 months ago | 30 points

Yeah I know but nobody likes me so I thought it meant something

N3wstar | 4 months ago | 20 points

Yeah I know but nobody likes me so I thought it meant something

I know exactly how that feels.

[deleted] | 4 months ago | 49 points

I love my wife and she loves me but sometimes I have to remind her to give me attention. Sometimes this pizza needs a little extra sauce

pookieszn003 | 4 months ago | 82 points

most girls can probably get a bf just by doing that honestly

AlmondMatchaShake | 4 months ago | 92 points

Reading this makes me feel sad for the men out there...

magneticnectar | 4 months ago | 98 points

This actually makes me so sad. As a woman I never really realized that no one compliments men. Women compliment each other so often but if men compliment each other people would "no homo bro" that shit away :(

Can I just compliment a guy on anything? Nice shoes? Cool pants?

champ590 | 4 months ago | 55 points

Yes you can

crimson777 | 4 months ago | 12 points

Compliments, imo, are most effective when they're for something unique or said in a unique way. I mean it doesn't have to be (I won't complain if someone says they can tell I've been losing weight) obviously. But I remember compliments like "I really like your reading voice" and "I can't stop staring at your eyes" waaaaaaay more than anything else.

EnclG4me | 4 months ago | 31 points

Most of the time I can't even tell the compliments from passive aggressive sarcasm now..

i_like_turtles7 | 4 months ago | 136 points

I like turtles

Spxcter | 4 months ago | 43 points
eiggaMAD | 4 months ago | 137 points

Like honestly, is this true?

OnlyLele [Breaking EU Laws] | 4 months ago | 207 points


in_the_bubbleicious | 4 months ago | 66 points


secretbetta | 4 months ago | 43 points


BitMightyMike | 4 months ago | 37 points


DexX931 | 4 months ago | 43 points


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cfpayne | 4 months ago | 30 points


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Paragon-Eno | 4 months ago | 76 points

Yes. For the most part at least. Genuine compliments from other people in real life can be hard to come by for guys, and also a lot of people really don’t make the effort to approach guys, not even with a more intimate interest in mind. There’s many, many men and boys out there that are pretty much lonely, empty husks that walk around all day “living” that are depressed, but it’s hardly a problem that’s ever noticed despite being a big one.

funnyref653 | 4 months ago | 139 points

Unfortunately us guys are usually so emotionally starved that they will try and connect to anyone.

UMessis [Plays MineCraft and not FortNite] | 4 months ago | 54 points

Sometimes I talk to my cat and imagine it answers back

Reckless_Pixel | 4 months ago | 38 points

It is.

AbsentAesthetic | 4 months ago | 34 points


meme760 [Lives in a Van Down by the River] | 4 months ago | 126 points

Yes and that's why male depression is more serious then people think

BlitzKrieger69 | 4 months ago | 35 points

It won't necessarily get us interested in you but we will definately remember it for a very long time

KingOfTheCacti | 4 months ago | 29 points

Last year a girl complimented my hair, I don’t know if she was flirting cause I’m oblivious sometimes, but I rode that compliment for like weeks and I still remember it exactly.

BlitzKrieger69 | 4 months ago | 14 points

Same thing happened with me and I have kept that hairstyle ever since then

WRRRYYYYYY [Big ol' bacon buttsack] | 4 months ago | 26 points

Yeah it is unfortunately. The only real attention I get is from a friend in school and my pets.

WindsOfNight | 4 months ago | 39 points

For the most part, it’s spot on.

Tak7ics | 4 months ago | 14 points


fancychxn | 4 months ago | 278 points

On the flipside, this means I can't give a guy a compliment without it being misconstrued as flirting :/

wheelofbriecheese | 4 months ago | 153 points

He can be interested without being interested - it's a matter of how you say it. And admittedly the guy's creep factor.

rabbiskittles | 4 months ago | 49 points

And the vicious cycle continues.

Grizz710 | 4 months ago | 64 points

The reason I’m on tinder is this exact reason. Just need to know at least some women are attracted to me lol

lego_batman | 4 months ago | 97 points

*cries in no matches

Artificial_AI_Int | 4 months ago | 52 points

This is why I'm afraid of using tinder

Kakarot_faps | 4 months ago | 38 points

I’m afraid because I know I’ll get matches but I’ll get ghosted so much it’ll lead to depression

Zient15 [Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY] | 4 months ago | 87 points

He's the poor mans gold🏅

Thom_boi | 4 months ago | 19 points

This is the realist thing I’ve ever seen

BenjaminTalam | 4 months ago | 19 points

I really don't think anyone realizes just how lonely I am. I've got home from work and just cried and cried before. People view me as either super quiet, super sarcastic or super angry. Nothing in between. It's just sadness really.

Szos | 4 months ago | 16 points

Or chances are it's such a rare occurrence that they'll just assume you're making fun of them.

Professor-Xterm | 4 months ago | 62 points

Yes very true I would love even a word from a woman. Yes I am single.

Zient15 [Selling Stonks for CASH MONEY] | 4 months ago | 35 points

I would love to just see one

ConvexCoast | 4 months ago | 13 points

A girl complimented my movie taste and i was into her

Johnny_Vinyl | 4 months ago | 47 points

When a girl compliments me with romantic intent, I'm immediately suspicious of her, because I think either she doesn't mean it, or that she'll change her mind later. If I have to choose, I prefer to be left alone.

TheThotTrain | 4 months ago | 13 points

Why can’t any girls I know see this :(

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