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This Piccolo Player Cried When Her Team Lost And Now She's A Meme

It's OK. It's going to be OK.

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The top-seeded Villanova Wildcats crashed out of the U.S. college basketball championships with a loss to NC State on Saturday. Lots of people were sad, but no one was as totally devastated as #PiccoloGirl.

The Villanova band member bravely played on after her team lost, despite an ocean of tears streaming down her face.

@drakewatters #Villanova #fluteproblems #flutegirl

The camera spotted her having a moment, and in seconds, Piccolo Girl became a symbol for those times when you just can't hold it in anymore.

When you see the three dots but bae never texts back... 😢 #MarchSadness


#piccologirl #MarchMadness #Villanova #NCState #ncstatevsvillanova #BracketBusted

Play on #PiccoloGirl Play though your heart is breaking.

*Spends 10 years learning the piccolo only to become an internet meme called #flutegirl.*

In what is now one of the most heart-breaking videos on the planet, someone even put Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On over the sad, sad footage.

And you thought playing the piccolo couldn't get any more sad... #Villanova #NCState #MarchMadness #piccologirl

Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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