Britain voted on Thursday to leave the European Union, prompting our prime minister on Friday to announce his resignation and leaving many Britons unsure of what was going to happen next.
The comment – which has been shared thousands of times on Twitter – was written by "Nicholas" under a Financial Times article about Britain "plunging" into constitutional crisis after voting to leave the EU.
The commenter "Nicholas" is Nicholas Barrett, a 25-year-old research associate who lives in Florence, but was born in South London.
Barrett said he was expecting Remain to win, but at 5am he heard the news.
"I was crushed," he told BuzzFeed News. "I left my flat and went for walk in the empty streets. I was two hours early for work, and that's when I wrote the comment."
Despite being disappointed by the news, Barrett says the reaction to his comment has been "amazing."
"It's a horrible day for mankind," he added, "but I'm glad people like what I said."
Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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