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This Teen Couple Joked About Buying A House Online And People Totally Tore Them To Shreds

They are now also a meme, because of course.

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One day on the trip, Joe's brother and his girlfriend asked the couple if they would take a photo of them posing in front of Joe's aunt's house.

Natalia agreed, and she and Joe also took a photo in front of the house because they were matching that day.

"When I was looking through the photos of us I thought it was really cute, but weird that we were in front of a house," she said. "It reminded me of those posts where people tweet about buying a house."

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So, she decided to tweet the photo out as a joke, pretending she and her boyfriend bought a house together.

Twitter: @nataliamk8

She also copied the language homeowners use in such posts, writing, "We just bought our first house at the age of 17&16. So proud of how hard we worked these last few years to get it 😁."

She said she just wanted to make her friends laugh.

"I captioned it that just as a joke clearly stating our ages because I'm pretty sure it's not possible to buy a house that young," she said.

"I'm sure mommy and daddy helped 🤷🏽‍♀️😑"

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And some just straight insults. "I bet you guys are really weird," one person wrote.

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Both Joe and Natalia said they were shocked at the mean responses they got to a joke that was only meant for their friends.

Joe told BuzzFeed News that his girlfriend had even received a hateful DM calling her "dumb" and a "bitch."

"It just showed me how Twitter can just turn people into really bitter people," she said.

He added that some of the arguments in the responses were just silly.

"My favorite has to be all the people thinking about this logically and giving reasons on how this is actually possible to buy a house at this young age, which we both know isn't possible," he said.

Natalia agreed, saying, "I think that's the one thing that's surprised me the most is how mean people are getting over a joke.

"It's really shown me that cyberbullying is a real thing. It's so easy for people to hide behind their screen and write something mean because it won't really affect them."

Not everyone was mean though. Some people believed it and were impressed.

That's crazy 😭😭 props to y'all https://t.co/4LLvrsG0qh

A lot of them made jokes about how broke they were compared to the alleged teen homeowners.

At 17 I couldn't afford to pay attention https://t.co/FrVqB7DsGC

"I just wanna know what you've been doing & how u did dis bc I can't even afford a sonic drink."

I just wanna know what you've been doing & how u did dis bc I can't even afford a sonic drink https://t.co/vi2IKmavrk

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@nataliamk8 Fam really saved their lunch money for this crib

"When I was 17 I put $3 of gas in my car and tried to make it last a week."

@nataliamk8 When I was 17 I put $3 of gas in my car and tried to make it last a week🙃

The photo has now, for some reason, been turned into a meme.

We just bought our first house at the age of 17&16. So proud of how hard we worked these last few years to get it 😁

So impress. Much house.

We just bought our first house at the age of 17&16. So proud of how hard we worked these last few years to get it 😁

Um, what?

We just bought our first house at the age of 17&16. So proud of how hard we worked these last few years to get it 😁

Um, OK.

We just bought our first house at the age of 17&16. So proud of how hard we worked these last few years to get it 😁

Natalia said she enjoyed reading the responses about people being broke, too.

"I struggle saving money too so we are all in the same boat," she said.

She added that she's been very surprised by all the responses to her joke, and everyone who took it so seriously.

"Of course my parents would never let me move in with my boyfriend at this age and there's no way we could afford an entire house," she said. "It has just gotten so much more attention than I anticipated."

In conclusion, this tweet:

@nataliamk8 Just shows how the internet can go off for no reason.

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com.

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