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Updated on Aug 19, 2020. Posted on Jun 27, 2014

This Is What Happens When You Accidentally Email Your Entire Company

I created a monster.

On a Thursday morning, June 19, my life was forever changed when I woke up without hot water.

While arguing with my landlord to get the water running on his day off, I sent a copy to the wrong email chain — instead of sending it to my manager and two editors it was sent to BuzzFeed employees worldwide.

Then things really started to get out of control.

My brilliant co-workers sent GIFs.

Tweets.

@JstnMchl Got your email. Are you okay?! Do you need us to send anything?

Logan Rhoades@LoganRhoades

@JstnMchl Got your email. Are you okay?! Do you need us to send anything?

9:38 AM - 19 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Remember @JstnMchl “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” #PrayForJustin

Matt Kiebus@mjkiebus

Remember @JstnMchl “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” #PrayForJustin

10:33 AM - 19 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Donations.

Profound quotes.

Jokes.

Today we are all @JstnMchl's hot water

Sound advice.

Motivation from my editor-in-chief.

Encouragement from Mumbai.

Legal action.

DIY tips.

Videos.

View this video on YouTube

And this kind offering from BuzzFeed's founder and CEO.

They showed legitimate concern.

And doubt:

I saw the serious impact of social media activism.

And how thrilled my roommate was when he woke up.

Our product team made a crucial update to our CMS.

And then there was this comment...

...that started all kinds of weird fan fiction.

But the question of the day came from Australia:

And you bet your ass I made it.

ESPN / Via tumblr.com

After showering at the company gym, I was greeted by my generous co-workers with an applause and many thanks for making their day.

Update — June 20, 11 p.m. ET: Superintendent Louis fixed the shower. All in a day's work.

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