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Fearing what the American president will say next on Twitter seems to just be part of living in the world in 2017 (and 2018 and 2019 and 2020 if this impeachment thing doesn’t get rolling). Twitter users the world over got a brief respite from the madness for about 11 minutes on Thursday when Donald Trump’s account was suddenly, inexplicably deactivated.

For a few moments, people thought that perhaps the Twitter gods had finally deactivated the account for spreading hate speech or threatening North Korea or personally attacking countless people. No such luck. Twitter later released a statement saying that Trump’s account was deactivated due to ‘human error’ and followed up with the information that it was done by a customer support employee on his/her last day.

And just like that, Twitter, America and the world all have a new hero. The mystery Twitter employee may go down in history for this one. He or she hasn’t come forward (we doubt they ever will) but they can live with the knowledge that they did a great service to all Twitter users. Even if it only lasted 11 minutes. They were greatly celebrated on the blue website.

There were many re-imaginings of the beautiful moment.

Lots of people offered him or her pizza.

Others offered a little more than that.

Donald Trump, for some reason, saw this as a good thing for him. Like maybe we wanted to silence him because his word was getting out instead of just wanting a break from the hateful nonsense. Oh, and because we’re all genuinely concerned he’s going to start a war with North Korea over the internet.

While the bliss only lasted 11 minutes and the president was soon back at tweeting out his every thought, there’s a silver lining. Today kicks off the president’s 12-day trip to Asia. China’s internet is highly regulated by the state and Trump won’t have Twitter access during his time there. It’s the little things. Now if only somebody could deactivate his presidency.