And the people had nowhere to go.

It’s strangely compelling how ready we are as a collective human race to embrace the idea of crisis. My social media feeds are clogged up with an outpouring of quaint platitudes about the joys of staying in, slowing down and looking inward. As though we can’t do those things until the forests are on fire or huge swathes of people start dropping dead from a deadly contagious virus.

I’ve also seen some very cute memes about kindness and singing and balconies — oh the humanity of it all! — but the standout content was a story about drunk elephants that turned out to be fake.