Photo of solo diner goes viral, sparks debate
A photo of a solo diner eating at a restaurant is now sparking a debate over society’s perception of loneliness.
The image which went with the caption: I guess its true, those with the brightest smiles spends the loneliest days. I hope Sir is okay. i want to give him a hug but I can’t come to Choir practice today, received a lot of reactions when it was retweeted over 3,000 times.
Netizens called out the poster for his extroverted way of thinking, and for immediately jumping to the conclusion that people need to be accompanied by friends everywhere in order to be okay.
Some people said that it was perfectly okay to do things alone once in a while. They also shared their own experiences in going solo to eat, travel, go to the movies and do errands.
As it turned out, it wasn’t just a random stranger that was snapped. The man in the photo assured netizens that he was doing well and that sometimes, people are just too busy that they can’t wait for friends to accompany them to dinner.
I guess its true, those with the brightest smiles spends the loneliest days. I hope Sir is okay😭 i want to give him a hug but I can’t come to Choir practice today😭 pic.twitter.com/WGik6XdTKE
— Brgpnstrks (@tapoipoipoi) November 27, 2019