Couple Take Breakup Pics, Get 'Kind of Sad,' Go Viral
Yes, their photos have become a meme
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2017 9:26 PM CST
Harrison Bach took the photos himself, using a tripod.   (Harrison Bach/Facebook)

(Newser) – You know all the photos couples take of themselves looking bright and shiny and happy? Well at the end of last year, about a year after breaking up with his girlfriend, a 22-year-old bio-medical sciences major at Western Michigan University decided it would be sort of funny and ironic to take breakup pics instead, reports Cosmopolitan. Harrison Bach and his ex, Jackie, who were high school sweethearts in Michigan and whose parents are still "besties," broke up after they had to physically split for college (she went to California), and things are still "intense" when they see each other back in Michigan, so he thought, let's document it.

Bach set up a tripod and took a few photos, recalling that while they were sort of "faking" their emotions at first, they settled into things and "it ended up being really real emotions and we got kind of sad," reports Mashable. He posted them on Facebook, and then his friend almost immediately reposted them to Twitter, and now he and Jackie are finding themselves at the center of a new meme—or, as he puts it, "S--- started getting really weird." As for their current emotions, Bach says, "We're on pretty OK terms right now, or at least maybe. I don't know how she feels about this thing blowing up." (One couple seems to have broken up on a Burger King comment page.)

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