A local man has shared a Facebook post of a teenage boy who has gone missing from his home in Toronto, Canada. Wayne Bracken from Kildare has never been to Canada and has no friends, Facebook friends or friends of friends living there. He also has no intention of ever going there and couldn’t point it out on a map.
Wayne has also recently shared Facebook posts of an elderly man missing in Scotland, a cat missing in San Francisco and an appeal for the return of a bike that was stolen from outside a house in Zimbabwe. Peter Jenkins from Facebook says they’re seeing a lot more of these completely pointless posts lately.
“Facebook can be a great platform to get an urgent appeal out to a lot of people really fast. Unfortunately it can also be a great platform for absolute aresemongers like Wayne to feel like they’re some kind of big fucking hero. I’d encourage our users who post that kind of stuff to look at themselves in the mirror and then punch the mirror really hard because they deserve to be in pain.”
Wayne on the other hand is adamant he’s doing the right thing.
“I’m just doing my bit to help others. It only takes two seconds to share a post and I would encourage my Facebook friends to share all my posts as soon as they see them. If everyone did the same as me the world would be a better place and there would be no wars or homeless people.”
Peter Jenkins says that Facebook is unfortunately a fair reflection of today’s society.
“Before Facebook I would have guessed that the world was made up of around 95% nice people and 5% dickheads. Sadly we now know that it’s more like 50/50. Probably even closer to 40/60 in favour of the dickheads. At the end of the day there’s just no getting away from the fact that most of the world’s people really are dreadful bastards.”