Our lives are changing and we’re finding out that adapting to the “new normal” is harder than it looks on paper. While most of us occasionally slip up, there are some people who have completely left rational thought by the roadside the moment the quarantine came into effect.

Internet users can’t help but poke fun at how some people are clueless about how viruses work, so Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest photos of people doing dumb things during the pandemic. Scroll down, enjoy the coronavirus stupidity, and upvote your fave pics, dear Pandas. And let us know in the comments if you’ve encountered any Covidiots so far.

Avoiding products that have the name “Corona” in them is one thing, but microwaving money to “disinfect” it (pro-tip: don’t ever do this) and disregarding safe facemask and glove use is a whole ‘nother ball game entirely.

#1

Stupid Mask

Stupid Mask

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blugeagua
Community Member
7 months ago

What dumbasses. And other people who wear it have compromised immune systems who HAVE to protect ourselves somehow. My aunt and uncle who are doctors even said that wearing masks is a smart thing to do.

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#2

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

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Vero Morales
Community Member
7 months ago

suddenly the virus its a pawn

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#3

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

I honestly haven't heard of these before...

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Fear makes us do stupid, dumb, irrational things. No matter how cool a cucumber you might be in fair weather conditions, once the coronacrap hits the metaphorical fan, your true character comes out. And the fear of the virus has created public panic in some places.

For instance, in China, there have been reported cases of people hunting down pet cats and dogs due to misinformation about how the virus works. Meanwhile in Malaysia, some citizens were busy spreading rumors that coronavirus patients turned into zombies.

#4

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

4 cases of beer, and chewing on his gloves. Excellent work sir.

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#5

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

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Adam C
Community Member
7 months ago

They just want to join in.

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#6

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Let's start calling it the toilet paper virus so people won't hoard all the T.P.

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McDonald’s in China apologized after one of the restaurant’s branches in Guangzhou stopped black people from going inside. The company temporarily closed down the restaurant when it found out about the notice. Online rumors about the coronavirus circulating in Guangzhou led to hundreds of Africans being evicted from apartments and hotels just last week.

#7

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
7 months ago

I know a couple of people who would do this for a laugh

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#8

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

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rai mei
Community Member
7 months ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

I can only hope they were graffitied.. but honestly WTF?

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We can judge all we want, but elementary human psychology tells us that fear changes the way that we see the world and react to things. In times of panic, we’re far more likely to conform and turn to herd-mentality so that we can feel safe.

If your friends, family, and neighbors are doing something, the odds are, we’ll be doing it as well. The best thing we can do is try to calm down and bring a bit of logic and common sense back into our lives.

#10

Well

Well

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rai mei
Community Member
7 months ago

protecting the chin is more important that the nose.. priorities

Luna Lovebug
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe she's got a huge pimple. Must choose, cover the pimple and risk getting sick, or show off my huge pimple to the entire nation.

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Full Name
Community Member
7 months ago

There were several officials on camera with their entire nose exposed. These are the people in charge. Let that sink in.

TheKnightOwl
Community Member
7 months ago

Chuck was an interesting one. Not only was his entire nose exposed, but he then removed the mask by grabbing it from the front, and stuck it in his pocket. Maybe he was just showing everyone what not to do....?

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LiliumVA
Community Member
7 months ago

Sheila Jackson Lee, a shitshow of a politician.

Aria Whitaker
Community Member
7 months ago

Why?

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Steve
Community Member
7 months ago

We'd solve a lot of problems if ALL members of congress should wear their masks like this

Marie Bishop
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh YES! I absolutely agree with you on that!

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K.
Community Member
7 months ago

Question the person that put together this task force.

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
7 months ago

Actually . . . it's possible she just pulled the mask down when she was away from anyone else, after coming out of a crowded area. I have a very hard time breathing through masks and end up lightheaded and gasping. When I am safely away from people, I do pull the mask away from my nose and/or mouth to get a couple of deep breaths so I don't pass out.

Carol Taylor
Community Member
7 months ago

l find l cant comfortably wear them cause they slip UP my face and begin to cover my eyes..

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Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
7 months ago

SMH!!!

Jegede ADEJOKE
Community Member
7 months ago

The Presidential task force on Covid-19 here in Nigeria wore it this way too yesterday at the press conference.I guess it's their own style

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
7 months ago

I hope someone explained what she was doing wrong, right away the interview.

Chris Watson
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow! Bad gene pool or what??!!

bill ding
Community Member
6 months ago

Intelligence isn't a required trait for politicians.

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe she can't hear unless her nose is uncovered..

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
7 months ago

That's Shelia Lee Jackson. She's a Houston city council woman. She's not chair of anything in the Federal government. This is a fake post, remove it.

Tracy Lynn
Community Member
7 months ago

You are incorrect. She is absolutely who they say she is. And absolutely as dumb as she looks. Unfortunately, this isn't even close to the dumbest thing she has ever done.

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K.Kobayashi
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe the mask slid down. It's better to leave it alone than to touch it and fix it.

Tabitha L
Community Member
7 months ago

Masks don't fit my face well either. My cheeks are so round, the mask gets pushed into into my eyes. Probably what happens to her too.

bill ding
Community Member
6 months ago

You don't have to be intelligent to be a politician.

MikeMaxis
Community Member
7 months ago

Why pay attention to details she said.

bill ding
Community Member
7 months ago

Sheila Jackson Lee. That's more than enough information.

Phil DeBlanc
Community Member
7 months ago

Except that she's not. Ken Webster jr is a right-wing liar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Coronavirus_Task_Force

Meami
Community Member
7 months ago

I see this all the time and I can't figure out why they think they are even slightly protected. Maybe she figures she's going to protect everyone else if she sneezes or coughs.

Puji Widiasih
Community Member
7 months ago

a lot of people in my city wear mask like that like there were no 'how-to-wear-mask-correctly' tutorials

Mike Weber
Community Member
7 months ago

So does Senator Chuck Schumer.

Theresa Tzitzira
Community Member
7 months ago

How come this is not higher on the list????

Toni Palmer
Community Member
7 months ago

No fixing stupid!

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
7 months ago

Covering her numerous chins

Keisha Washington
Community Member
7 months ago

well baby you got to breath

Hetal Vyas
Community Member
7 months ago

I've seen loads of people wearing their mask like this 🤔

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, masks are annoying, especially if you wear them UNDER your nose!

Roger Bird
Community Member
7 months ago

I see no point to this.

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
7 months ago

Idiot!

BUMMERS
Community Member
7 months ago

Amazing how many people I see like this on the news. Hello Darwin Award.

Eagle Girl
Community Member
7 months ago

So she can itch her nose

Perry Clouse
Community Member
7 months ago

people with asthma and copd have problems breathing i know i can't wear the mask over both my mouth and nose together i tried it

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
7 months ago

She's a moron on a good day.

Harold Houfek
Community Member
7 months ago

I am totally embarrassed to say she is from South Florida where they have no brains. I live in the NW, panhandle where we have brains and common sense. ie: beaches closed here and no spring breaks allowed

Mandy Delaforce (PC Girl)
Community Member
7 months ago

Her waxing salon is probably closed...

Laraine Kendall
Community Member
7 months ago

Pull it up over that nose lady!!!

Susan Thomas
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG

Curious Cat
Community Member
7 months ago

nice hair.

Shellie Correia
Community Member
7 months ago

She's an idiot. Giving her a fancy title won't change that!

Miguel Denyer
Community Member
7 months ago

She is a mouth breather after all...

Steve Barker
Community Member
7 months ago

She's a stone-cold moron. Almost as stupid as Mad Maxine Waters. Difficult call.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe it's squooshed tight shut!

Steve Barker
Community Member
7 months ago

She is a moron. Almost as stupid as Mad Maxine Waters. Too close to call.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
7 months ago

Dum dee dum dumb.

Joyce Berman
Community Member
7 months ago

Good commentary on Congress as a whole. Ice cream, anyone?

Caprice Percle
Community Member
7 months ago

Unfortunately she is here in Houston! And yes she is a moron.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
7 months ago

Shaking my head!

Id row
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, this is all so frustrating!

Matias Ovando
Community Member
7 months ago

another idiot

Maureen Rouse
Community Member
7 months ago

SMH

AlexG
Community Member
7 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

Mona Vine
Community Member
7 months ago

she needs a bigger mask

Patty Leaton
Community Member
7 months ago

too small for a hair net

Anne M Sim
Community Member
7 months ago

What happened to the brains?

Linda HS
Community Member
7 months ago

Seriously?

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
7 months ago

Didn't want to show a double chin?

Dian Parama Kosala
Community Member
7 months ago

sometimes when you open your mouth big enough like yawning it wouldnt cover your nose

Jace
Community Member
7 months ago

I see this shit at my local Giant grocery store all the time...

Misterscooter
Community Member
7 months ago

I've seen this more than once.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe she's got a lot of nose hair for a filter.

Sandra Porras
Community Member
7 months ago

dumb and ignorant

that one sushi
Community Member
7 months ago

shes just hiding her double chin

Andy Johnson
Community Member
7 months ago

looks like the ideal V.P> candidate for Joe Biden.. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas..

Lisa
Community Member
7 months ago

To be honest I wear mine the same way cause otherwise my glasses get completely foggy and I can't see shit, haven't found the right mask or way to wear it so it won't happen

manon M
Community Member
7 months ago

Snirfl

Tara Brooks
Community Member
7 months ago

She doesn’t want it to mess with her hair.

Adam C
Community Member
7 months ago

This maybe her only changs to be on TV. whats the point off been on tv when no one recognize?

Sharon Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Probably didn't shave off her chin hair this morning

Tovah Roche
Community Member
7 months ago

At least she's trying. Neither President Trump nor any of the experts who join him at the podium for daily White House press briefings wears a mask or practices social distancing.

Mark
Community Member
7 months ago

Nice hat ;)

Bill
Community Member
7 months ago

She is dumber than a box of rocks

Christophe Beunens
Community Member
7 months ago

i guess she wants to hide her beard, now that barbers are closed

Sergio Serg
Community Member
7 months ago

Democrat 100%

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#11

To Make This Safe

To Make This Safe

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Dynein
Community Member
7 months ago

It's not THAT bad an idea. The buttons might be a bit more difficult to clean if you wanted to sanitize them - but in this case you'd just change the complete cover. If you really do that regularly, it might help a bit.

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#12

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

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Gin
Community Member
7 months ago

If you can't smell it, you already have it.

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#13

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

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K.
Community Member
7 months ago

What hell? Send an email and give everyone a mandatory quiz on its contents.

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#14

To Shield The Face

To Shield The Face

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Adam C
Community Member
7 months ago

First they go -"We don't have protection". Then they go - "The gear is not comfortable".

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#15

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
7 months ago

Are you sure she doesn't just dress that weird on a regular day

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#16

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

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rai mei
Community Member
7 months ago

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.... or not.. there are so many covidiots in the world

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#17

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

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EA
Community Member
7 months ago

Ewww! What the actual. Are people really this ignorant and missing the ENTIRE point of wearing gloves? At first I was amazed at the number of adverts and posters telling people how to wash their hands properly. As if people don’t already know but it wasn’t long before realising the horrible truth that people obviously don’t know!

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#18

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

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Theherplover
Community Member
7 months ago

And he hasn't payed for dose chips yet

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#19

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
7 months ago

It Covid-19, not Birdbox, lol

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#20

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

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Dynein
Community Member
7 months ago

Comforting!

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#21

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

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rai mei
Community Member
7 months ago

🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

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#22

To Protect Against COVID-19

To Protect Against COVID-19

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
7 months ago

That is awesome

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#23

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

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K.
Community Member
7 months ago

This one is more humorous than idiotic. Doesn’t belong here.

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#24

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
7 months ago

Why is it so hard to understand how to use masks?

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#25

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

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Rick
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Yeah, cos I’m sure the kid being paid a shitty wage, being forced to go to work at the same time global news is urging people to stay at home as much as they can, probably working 12 hour + shift and the only protection they get from their managers is a pair of cheap gloves thrown at them at the start of the shift really cares by that point. And newsflash: if the gloves aren’t replaced after each transaction, there is no point in wearing them as they don’t offer any protection to the wearer or the people they are exchanging items/money with.

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#26

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

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Tracy Mouaikel
Community Member
7 months ago

Well at least they didn't melt into 1 big blob like the plastic Canadian bills, but still who the hell put money in the microwave???

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#27

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

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Himanshu Raj
Community Member
7 months ago

This is nothing. In some regions here in India people are even beating up the medical staff and stone pelting them for coming to their locality for testing.

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#28

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

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Full Name
Community Member
7 months ago

Plus the idiot opened the Doritos from the bottom. Now they're all gonna fall out!

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#29

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

So go out. Take walks, with some social distance... but stop being douche-canoes and putting people at risk! As much as I don't care about these people getting sick, I do care about the exponential spread of the disease and trying not to overwhelm our hospitals.

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#30

I Don't Think That's How It Works

I Don't Think That's How It Works

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Taylor Karp
Community Member
7 months ago

And they call Americans idiots...at least now we know Covidiots, which are the worst kind of idiots, exist in all countries

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#31

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

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Bill
Community Member
7 months ago

It doesn't seal and fogs her glasses up.

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#32

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

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Martine
Community Member
7 months ago

What a waste of a perfectly good mask.

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#33

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

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Tabitha L
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm guessing they don't open both registers at the same time. But all are marked off for when they are used. Are they supposed to remove the tape after every shift? Who is the real covidiot here?

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#34

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
7 months ago

Call Security!

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#35

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

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Rick
Community Member
7 months ago

Masks are scarce and hard to come by and therefore not available to everyone so you put the guy down because he’s trying to protect himself?

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