Social Media Reactions

Picture of elderly man staring at an empty toilet paper roll rack goes viral

A picture of an elderly man staring at an empty rack that was earlier stacked with toilet paper rolls in a store has gone viral on the social media.

The picture is getting a lot of reactions from people ranging from sadness, dismay to anger.

Facebook user Justine Bowers shared the photo with the caption: “This absolutely broke my heart to see this old man grabbing tissues because there was no toilet paper left! I offered him the very few toilet rolls that I had as I couldn’t bear to see him go without.”

They further added, “Pull your f*** head in, people, and stop panic buying toilet paper!!! And shame on all the people who have been buying in bulk because it’s affecting so many people who aren’t fortunate enough to do so!”

As the post went viral, Facebook was abuzz with reactions. A user wrote, “OMG, these people doing it are gross and selfish.”

Another wrote, “It’s sad because out of all the idiots thinking they need to quarantine it’s actually the elderly who are at risk of dying from Covid-19.

Amid the coronavirus scare, stores like Costcos, Target and even Walmart saw paper napkins, wet wipes, toilet papers, hand sanitisers and disinfectants flying off the shelves as shoppers rushed to stock up the daily-use products.