Facebook community reeling in wake of somber status update

Immediately following the posting of what is being described as “the most heart-breaking Facebook status ever”, UT junior Brian Wallace has been continuously bombarded with sentiments from friends and family in hopes of bringing up his spirits.

Wallace posted the status Thursday evening, which read: “Having a terrible night. Wondering who my real friends are.” It has reportedly received seven likes, twenty-three comments, and served as a catalyst for a frenzy of private messages and texts offering condolences.

High school friend Sarah Rooke, a frequent commenter of Wallace’s postings, was particularly disheartened.

“I couldn’t just sit there and do nothing,” said Rooke. “He was clearly in pain. I had to step in.”

Sarah went on to mention that, on top of liking the status, she put an additional four brackets on the frowny face in the comment she left, in hopes of showing the magnitude of her sorrow.

Wallace’s parents, who had an emergency Skype meeting with their son after reading the post, are reportedly “very concerned,” but appreciate all the support their son has received from the Facebook community.

“It’s so hard having our Brian away at college,” said his mother Tina. “I like to think that our nightly Skype dates and phone calls help, but there’s only so much we can do from here. It’s nice to see his friends are there for him.”

While Wallace was unavailable for comment at press time, friends say that he is doing much better, and is grateful all the support.

“He would never ask for all this attention, so it’s good to see people taking initiative,” said ex-girlfriend and UT freshman Rachel Baker. “I hope that in my time of need, my friends would do the same for me.”

At press time, the most recent comment on Wallace’s Facebook wall, left by Facebook friend Ethan Stiles, requested Wallace “try and stop being a mondo bitch.” The comment has so far received twelve “likes.”

–All writing and reporting by Forever Malone

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