Twitter has erupted in Fungie memes after the beloved Kerry-based dolphin and international celebrity was sighted this morning, after spending two days "missing".
Locals had expressed concern that the marvelous mammal hadn't been seen since Wednesday, but a fisherman has said Kerry's famous dolphin followed his boat as he sailed out to Dingle Bay yesterday.
As a proud Dingle native and a source of enormous joy for locals and tourists alike, it's understandable that at the first chance that Fungie had gone missing – or worse, died – the nation descended into heartbroken worry.
Thank God because I honestly wouldn't be able 🐬 https://t.co/ZFACHOd7q4— Shane Beatty 🎙 (@ShaneBeattyNews) October 16, 2020
But the despair didn't need to last long, as the national treasure has been found safe and sound. As one Twitter user put it, "Thank god because I honestly wouldn't be able".
Naturally, we're celebrating en masse with memes because how else do you express joy these days?
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Fungie's return to Dingle harbour.
Cherish your loved ones
The disappearance of Fungie (2020) pic.twitter.com/N0Bt1WjklK— kt (@feralfoxyfool) October 16, 2020
Fungie to the rescue
Fungie rising from the dead to save tourism in Dingle pic.twitter.com/q0VYtZ2d8F— Paul O'Sullivan (@paulgreywind) October 16, 2020
Turn it off and back on again
I heard they turned Twitter off out of respect for Fungie— Keep Talking Steve (@steveohrourke) October 15, 2020
Minister for the Marine
Fungie wasn't missing. He went to see his cousins in Dolphin’s Barn, breaking all manner of restrictions in doing so. Opposition parties are calling for his removal as Minister for the Marine.— Michael Fry-ght (@BigDirtyFry) October 16, 2020
Just Irish things
Explaining who Fungi is to my Brit boyf this morning has been challenging but rewarding x— holly✨ (@hollyshortall) October 16, 2020
It's not even a real dolphin - for 10 years, it's been three mackerel in a suit #Fungie— Joe O'Shea (@josefoshea) October 16, 2020
The twitter outage was like when all the lights go out in a horror movie and now all the lights are back on we've found out Fungi has gone missing and we have to figure out which one of us did it.— Michael Fry-ght (@BigDirtyFry) October 15, 2020