The Office is a television treasure. When you meet someone who shares the same love for those crazy paper salesmen and their ‘stitious’ leader that you do, a friendship is born and the constant quoting of it will never stop. For every emotion or situation in life there is 100% an applicable Office meme or gif available. And for nearly 9 years we got a front row seat to the unusual and quirky world of Dunder Mifflin up until its 188th and final episode in 2012. That was a sad sad day.
If you’re like me you’ve also just accepted the fact that the series finale was ultimately perfect and never even considered the need for a possible reunion or revival…until good ol’ Steve Carell planted a damn seed and trolled the crap out of us.
So, yesterday afternoon this happened:
But then a few minutes later…
And in an attempt to heal our broken hearts we were given one final tweet…
Just when you thought that Jim Haplert was the King of Pranks, Steve Carell comes out of nowhere with this trolling nonsense. As one can imagine Twitter erupted with all of the emotions as people dealt with the excitement of a potential Office revival and then the immediate loss of it.
NBC hear our cries and give us The Office Reunion we so desperately want!
Why are you the way that you are?
— Nick Haynes ⚾️ (@TherillNickster) January 19, 2017
Steve Carell really hurt me today. Michael Scott we miss you, 2017 needs you.
— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) January 18, 2017
DON'T EVER JOKE ABOUT A #THEOFFICE RETURN
Someone who binge watches it annually.
— paranoid android (@OnlyLindsay) January 19, 2017
this was literally me how dare you pic.twitter.com/JbR6iCOZcu
— Alyssa Reta (@alyssa_reta) January 18, 2017
wow Steve Carell pulled a Scott's Tots on us
— Lito (@Carfrito) January 19, 2017
Honestly, Steve Carell ripped out my heart and stomped on it today when he said The Office wasn't actually coming back. I am not okay.
— JACKIE (@Jackie_kananian) January 19, 2017
Yo that's not funny Scarn
— Rich Mayor (@CityHall03) January 18, 2017
I’m very fragile right now, Steven. Don’t tempt with my emotions.
— Kyle Daigle (@kdaigle) January 18, 2017
Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. got in on it…
This one stung. Steve Carell is a cruel person sometimes. Shame on you! https://t.co/UNQHEDrjze
— Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) January 18, 2017
Some had hope…
but nah…. steve carell not just going to randomly tweet the office is back and jk outta nowhere….. theyre gauging interest #staywoke
— Tony X. (@soIoucity) January 19, 2017
@SteveCarell pls be hinting something 😭
— ana (@AdrianaMinaj_) January 19, 2017
Some started pitching ideas…
— Matt Philie (@MattPhilie) January 19, 2017
But at the end of the day,
— The Office (@theofficenbc) January 18, 2017