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Firefighters in Paris fought valiantly to stop the fire that consumed Notre Dame Cathedral 15 hours after it began on Monday.

French president Emmanuel Macron announced he would start an international fundraising campaign to restore the centuries-old cathedral after much of its roof and the iconic spire above it collapsed from the accidental blaze.

It will take years for the cathedral to return to its former glory. Until then, the heart of Paris will never look exactly the same again.

As a tribute, many took to social media and posted photos of themselves standing in front of the medieval Catholic cathedral prior to its devastation.


One photo in particular is going viral because of its sentimental subjects in the foreground of the majestic bell towers.

Twitter user Brooke Windsor captured a sweet moment shared between a father and presumably his daughter, playing around on the Île de la Cité.

"I took this photo as we were leaving #NotreDame about an hour before it caught on fire," wrote Windsor.

"I almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted it. Now I wish I had. Twitter if you have any magic, help him find this."

You can click on the Twitter post below to see the full photo of the father playfully swinging the kid around.


People in need of a positive moment after being heartbroken instantly connected to Windsor's post. It was retweeted around 170k times as of this writing.

The tweet was translated and posted in French, and now we're all wanting to find the lovable pair featured in the photo.


Due to all the queries about the identity of her subjects, Windsor clarified that she did not know what the relationship was between the man and the child.

She tweeted a followup that read, in part:

"it's simply the dynamic I observed from them while debating on interrupting this moment. It may be an uncle, brother, friend, who knows until we find them."

Moments after leaving the cathedral, Windsor walked to the Louvre and noticed the smoke billowing from the direction she had come.


Someone claimed they spotted the man and his family on Champs-Élysées, who were most likely unaware that their previous location was suddenly evacuated.


The search was on for cool dad/uncle and cute kid.


One user shared their sight-seeing route that day and wished Windsor good luck on finding "the dad."


Some commented on her timing of being at a safe distance.






The thing is, "Our Lady of Paris" has been here before, and she will endure for many years to come.




We're all waiting for any updates. And it's not creepy. We just need some uplifting news right now.




While most of Twitter felt sentimental over the photo, cynics argued that the hunt for the dad and child in the photo was some sort of a violation.

But, this user spoke as someone who is also a father and justified for the viral reactions.







While there haven't been any inroads made on the search, Twitter magic to find the family is still underway.



If you were casually a part of someone else's picture moments before a historical incident, wouldn't you want to be found?

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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