Blockbuster tweets for the first time since 2014 and it’s a #mood

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HOUSTON – This year has been a doozy, and we have learned that (pretty much) anything is possible, including Blockbuster coming back from the dead.

The defunct video rental company has been out of business since 2010 and no one has tweeted from the company’s social media account since 2014, but on Tuesday the company made a brief comeback and it is the essence of 2020 in three sentences.

Blockbuster tweeted “Just checking in” with a waving hand emoji on Tuesday.

Just about 10 hours later, the company tweeted “Ok, we’ve seen enough. Checking out.”

If that doesn’t speak to how basically all of us feel about this year, then nothing does.

The tweets have caused a reawakening for the 90s on Twitter with people commenting things like “I’ve missed you” and “I miss the 90s.”

Whataburger shared a vintage photo of fries in the classic 90s branding with the comment, “if you remember being kind and rewinding you probably remember eating this.”

Even Domino’s Pizza responded to the tweet saying, “You & I used to have some wild Friday nights back in the day.”

Blockbuster, thanks for reminding us of a simpler time when we could go places and do things. You are missed.


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Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.