Ronan Farrow’s plain white t-shirt was all it took to send Twitter into a small frenzy on Election Night. While Republicans took control of both the House and Senate, Democrats were winning the Internet, turning a photo of the MSNBC host into an instant viral sensation.
The picture was simply Farrow at a Connecticut polling station dressed down in a white V-neck. But for whatever reason, social media took notice, with users sharing the photo and commenting on his casual look and how seeing him wearing a white T-shirt eased their pain as more and more liberal candidates lost throughout the night.
TheWrap has gathered the slew of online responses to Farrow’s T-shirt, including some from Hollywood. While we no doubt are captivated by Farrow’s intellect, his accomplishments and his gleaming smile, this is one trend we can only report on, not explain.
See the Twitter hysteria that Farrow and his V-neck caused below.
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) November 5, 2014
God bless @RonanFarrow for letting us all cry into his white T-shirt and not questioning our motives.
— Gina Czupka (@ginacz) November 5, 2014
— Tina Wright (@TheBardot) November 5, 2014
— denise ann (@dinny_ann_s) November 5, 2014
— Maria D Robinson (@mduaime) November 5, 2014
Except for @RonanFarrow and his understated but elegant white t-shirt Election Day for me has been tragic
— Sharon Blanchard (@sharon619) November 5, 2014
— Sheraton Kalouria (@Kalouria) November 5, 2014
Raise your hand if you want to be @RonanFarrow‘s white t-shirt. ✋
— Branson (@mizzybranson) November 5, 2014
God bless the US of A… and @RonanFarrow ‘s white t-shirt
— Elizabeth Olson (@elopabop) November 5, 2014
Calm down, ladies- it’s just a white t-shirt! @RonanFarrow
— Betsy Maples (@betsymaples) November 5, 2014
Watching @RonanFarrow and his hypnotic white t-shirt is doing something unholy to my vision.
— Alessandra Dreyer (@dementagirl) November 5, 2014
— ce•ce (@cece_StSucker) November 5, 2014
I have a headache. What do I do? Take Tylenol? Nope, stare endlessly at @RonanFarrow and his white t-shirt. Instant cure.
— Jessica Cornelious (@mocasoul) November 5, 2014
— Christian Jeremiah (@cjthepianoguy) November 5, 2014
@RonanFarrow You look especially handsome in that white shirt sir!