Twitter user and true inspiration Ashley Mayer experienced a tragedy that could only be experienced in the 21st century: she lost one of her AirPods while waiting for the subway. Ashley Mayer @ashleymayer The AirPod fell out of my ear several feet away from the edge of the subway platform, but I’ve never seen anything more inevitable. RIP little buddy. Thanks for all the podcasts. 11:33 PM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite My actual reaction upon reading this: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Comedy Central / Via giphy.com Mayer, who, according to her Twitter bio, lives in New York and works in communications at Glossier, seemed to come to terms with her loss... Ashley Mayer @ashleymayer While I’m understandably shattered, I’m proud of myself for: 1) Not lunging after it and becoming the first ever AirPod-related subway death. 2) Still going to the gym against all odds and without entertainment!!! 11:51 PM - 09 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite ...UNTIL she discovered her fallen soldier was still there the next day!!! Ashley Mayer @ashleymayer Omg you guys he’s still down there 💔 (I had asked to have him rescued yesterday but it was going to take two hours and I had to be present) 11:52 PM - 10 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Ashley Mayer @ashleymayer Game on. (The romaine is for dinner, not rescue.) 12:00 AM - 11 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite She should change her last name to MacGyver IMHO. Ashley unfortunately did not provide footage of the actual rescue mission, but I provided this diagram of what I think it might have looked like: Shelby Heinrich/Buzzfeed The result? Ashley Mayer @ashleymayer He’s filthy but he’s mine (again)! 🏆 12:23 AM - 11 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite I'm not crying, you're cyring!!! She then promptly took the little guy home, let him recharge, gave him a good disinfecting, and stuck him back in her ear like a goddamn hero. Ashley Mayer @ashleymayer I dedicate this selfie to the germaphobes. (You may be onto something, guess we’ll see!) Verdict: he’s working wonderfully 👌🏼🎵 01:53 AM - 11 Jul 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Name a more heartwarming tale in 2019. I'll wait. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF UPN In the meantime: Ashley, we salute you. Keep enjoying those podcasts!