Embarrassed by Mom’s Tweet, Cat Guy Wows Web

I don't know him, but I love Pieter Hanson.

This week, his mom took to Twitter to try and make him a #himtoo poster boy. She tweeted, "This is MY son. He graduated #1 in boot camp. He was awarded the USO award. He was #1 in A school. He is a gentleman who respects women. He won’t go on solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations by radical feminists with an axe to grind. I VOTE. #HimToo.”

Trouble is, it  wasn't true. The list of honors is accurate, but the part about not going on solo dates is pure BS. 

Pieter found out about the tweet as his phone exploded in a fit of texts halfway through a marketing exam. As his phone continued to vibrate, he was certain something bad had happened. He finished his test, turned it in, then checked to see what was going on.

“Hey, Pieter, we want you to know that this is going on,” one friend texted him.

“We know this isn’t you,” said another.

They turned his attention to Twitter and his mom's post. He was blindsided. “ “It doesn’t represent me at all,” he said. "I love my mom to death, but boy … I’m still trying to wrap my head around all this,” he said. He signed up for a Twitter account, set the record straight, and scored over 33K followers within the first 12 hours:

He then used his new Twitter account for good, posting some great photos of his cats, Chalupa and Monkey:

And his mom's tweet spawned a meme:

His mom deleted her Twitter account. And ladies, for the record, Pieter DOES go on single dates. Follow him on twitter.com/Thatwasmymom



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  1. "radical feminists"?!?  Oh, you mean rape and sexual assault victims?


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