Millions of people around the world tuned into Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashing face-to-face for the first time, and many let Twitter know that they were doing so.
Including former Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
But some people on Twitter couldn’t seem to cope with how heartbreaking the image of him stood in front of the TV debate alone was.
Bernie Sanders watching our country fall apart is the saddest thing of 2016 pic.twitter.com/ni3mlQDNdc— easton (@prollyeaston) September 27, 2016
Bernie sanders doesn't deserve this. pic.twitter.com/SxJL2Gq1WS— ♡ 𝒷𝒶𝒷𝓎𝑔𝒾𝓇𝓁 ♡ (@CastaliaLux) September 27, 2016
Such a sad picture 😭😭😭😭— Abhinav (@AbhinavMMA) September 27, 2016
Like, they really couldn’t cope.
They also noted his love of trinkets, but that’s another story…
Some Twitter users took the chance to air their support for Bernie.
My man Bernie Sanders at home like "damn, I tried y'all"— ☘️ (@mrskhalyss) September 27, 2016
After Trump accused Clinton of not having the “stamina” to be president, someone pointed out that Sanders has stamina…
Bernie sanders: did somebody say stamina? pic.twitter.com/xr1ynKzqW8— Shelby Mason (@shelbyeezus) September 27, 2016
And meanwhile? That picture of him in front of the TV got turned into a whole load of memes…