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Mistaken Identity

Here's why the man behind the @JohnLewis account is an internet treasure

Spare a thought for him today.

THIS MORNING, THE feels-fest that is the John Lewis Christmas ad dropped on the internet. (If you still haven’t watched it, stop what you’re doing and watch it now.)

And with that came a deluge of tweets to a poor American man named John Lewis.


You see, the Twitter handle @johnlewis is not owned by the John Lewis we all know and love, but rather a 52-year-old man from Virginia.

As you can imagine, he gets a lot of tweets that aren’t meant for him.

But he always handles it with good cheer.

What happens when people say that they were “inside” him? He just kindly refers them to the actual John Lewis account…

And he plays along when people say things like “I’m back, bitches”

He sticks up for John Lewis when people accuse them of bad parking

He lets people down gently…

He deals with haters

He fields curtain-related enquiries

Honestly, the man has the patience of a saint.

He’s an internet treasure.

We love you, John Lewis <3

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More: The John Lewis Christmas ad is here and it has a wonderful message >

This note spotted on a taxi driver’s wheel is melting hearts >

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