This article originally appeared on People.com.
A California family’s Christmas photo went viral thanks to one member hilariously embracing her life as a single woman among a family of couples.
When the Seawright family posed for his or her annual portrait on Thanksgiving, each one of the members paired up with their significant others to hold signs showing just one word beginning with the letter “E,” which may correspond to important life events for every of them.?One happy couple carried a sign reading “engaged,” another pair proudly displayed an indication showing “expecting,” while dad and mom wrote “excited” on their own sign. Yet, one lone Seawright hilariously stood out in the rest by holding a sign that simply displayed her name, “Emily.”
“My family sends out a different Christmas card every year, it has been a convention provided I’m able to remember, but we’ve never done an interesting one,” Emily Seawright, 20, of Los angeles, tells PEOPLE.?”We thought it might be really funny, so we all made our very own signs for the photo.”
my family's Christmas card this year lmao pic.twitter.com/A2L7wfsprN
— Emily Seawright (@cantseawright) November 26, 2017
Emily says her family took to the web to search for Christmas cards ideas this year once they discovered a classic viral photo of the family with signs that read?”expecting, excited, engaged,?egg salad.” All of them thought the photo was funny, then when they decided to take inspiration from this for theirs, it had been Emily-being the only single person in the family-who was recruited to take one for that team. (Luckily, she was happy to, as she says she and her family all have the same spontaneity.)
A couple of days after taking the hilarious picture, Emily uploaded it to her Twitter account, and it quickly (and unexpectantly) went viral, gathering a lot more than?326,000 likes and 55,000 retweets.
“I think it’s crazy it’s gaining a lot attention, it had been really just meant to be funny, however i had no idea a lot of people could relate to it,” Emily says. “Since posting it, I?have received many messages on every social networking account I have-there are in fact so many that I can’t even read these, but I find it hilarious and flattering!”
Many from the replies to Emily’s tweet are generally flirty comments from guys seeking to “help” Emily with her singleness, or are of other users sharing their very own family photos that demonstrate them by themselves as they’re surrounded by a sea of lovestruck couples.
Let me help you out Emily
— Jacob Post (@jpost24) November 27, 2017
When you can relate too well pic.twitter.com/C2ygCSnoxI
— Kylee Hansen (@HansenKylee) November 28, 2017
This generally is my entire life guys…. pic.twitter.com/UQoQxkrdxH
— Morgan J (@morgan_craddock) November 28, 2017
Emily hopes individuals who see the photo are able to get a good laugh from it, but many importantly, they’re reminded to?be comfy with themselves, whether they’re in a relationship or otherwise.
“Nothing is the fact that serious and it’s okay to become single,”?Emily?says. “During the holiday season most people have this idea that you need to be with somebody, but just embrace being you!”