A Pennsylvania family’s group text chain is going viral after a daughter shared her father’s hilarious “outing.”
“I can’t keep up with the pressure of always having to laugh or like or listen to everyone’s random thoughts, photos and amusements,” Dr. Thomas D’Orazio wrote in screenshots shared on Twitter.
“To all future texts: I love them, I laugh at them, or I like them, unless it’s bad, then I dislike them. In perpetuity,” he continued. “I can’t live with this pressure. I’m out.”
Her 23-year-old daughter, Allison D’Orazio’s January 16 tweet, which has more than 11,000 followers, now has more than 422,000 likes and 34,000 retweets. It has been viewed more than 14 million times.
Three days later, he wrote that his father had “said ironically he has a million text messages to reply to now.”
She also shared additional screenshots of the “Rawrrrr” chain with texts from her parents, a TikTok link, and photos of dogs.
In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” D’Orazio, who is a graduate student, said she, her mother Amy and her 19-year-old sister Alexa had been sending links to articles and photos on the thread.
“He just loves to participate and interact, so he felt pressured to like every single thing or react to every single thing we sent, and at the end of the day, that’s when he sent that message,” he explained.
However, her ophthalmologist father did not actually leave the group chat.
“He’s an introvert but he loves us,” she told the show. “He would be happy if we were his only friends and his whole life. He knew that he was joking.”
Now, after the tweet blew up, her father is still joking.
“He was like, ‘Oh great, now people are going to expect me to be funny all the time,’” Allison said. “And he said, ‘Now that’s a LOL.'”