Curse the whims of fate which seemed to offer us our deepest desire, only to have it torn away! On August 23, big news began swirling around the internet, bringing excitement wherever it went: McDonald's was soon to offer a 48-piece chicken nugget tub that would be guaranteed to satisfy any customer. Unfortunately, however, things were not as they seemed.
The rumors claimed that the massive tub was only going to be available in Japan's Niigata Prefecture as a promotion for pop-group NGT48. People got very excited on Twitter (even those who had no plans of visiting Japan any time soon):
McNugget fans from overseas had trouble containing their envy.
It turns out, however, that this promotion ran in 2015 and people online were simply resurfacing old coverage of the same event. The news was cruel and hard to handle.
Naturally, the bad news didn't spread nearly as quickly as the exciting rumor. Most people, upon discovering the truth, gave up on the internet for a long stretch of time so they could find some peace and center themselves.
But just remember: even if they don't come in a single convenient tub, you can always get 48 McNuggets from McDonalds.
There's nothing quite like a McNugget...
All hail the McNuggets! Hopefully McDonald's will hear our plea and release the 48-piece bucket someday.