A photo of a demolished house in South Dakota has made its way around the “web” for the most hilarious reason.
Jeff Hopkins, along with his girlfriend, Dawn Cronk, recently decided to level their home to make way for a new structure to be built in its place. While renovations are always rife with parody, this particular job netted a picture that has now been shared over 60,000 times on Facebook.
So why did a demoed house make people around the world click the like button? It wasn’t the house, which now sits in pieces, but a message the couple spray-painted on the roof of the downed building. To anyone who has caused significant property damage trying to kill a tiny arachnid, this one’s for you.
What better way to turn a pile of rubble into a good laugh than to tag your own home with something so damn clever. Joshua Bohl, s stranger who happened to be passing by the couple’s residence in Renner, South Dakota, snapped the photo that has now become legend.
It’s exactly what the couple had hoped for they recently told the Argus Leader. “It made somebody smile for a day,” Cronk said. “It made somebody stop and giggle for a few minutes and remember that life doesn’t always have to be a hustle and bustle. To me it’s a blessing, because we made somebody smile and laugh about it.” As for Hopkins, others getting a chuckle now is just icing on the cake. “I didn’t think anybody would really notice,” Hopkins said. “We did it just to make us laugh.” By the time they had gone to post their own photo, Bohl’s had already made it to Reddit where it continued to spread like wildfire.
While the joke was just one of several ideas they had for the rooftop, Hopkins did say that his now 28-year-old son had indeed once punched a hole in his ceiling trying to nab a nasty eight-legged intruder.
In the past few weeks since the house went down, dozens of people have stopped to snap a photo of the roadside wreckage, a property next door to their current home the couple says they have torn down to make room for their grandchildren to play. “If it did nothing else,” Hopkins said, “it made people laugh for a second and made them slow down to the speed limit.”
Best of all this house now serves as a standing reminder to other spiders in the neighborhood that these folks mean business. I mean, it can’t hurt… right?
Anyone else try to look tough after killing a spider in case other spiders are watching?
— Devin 🍞🥪 (@papasuncle) May 1, 2017