The Heartwarming Reason Why Women All over Twitter Are Comparing Themselves to Cheesecake

April 25th 2016

Almie Rose

The Internet can be a pretty crappy place. People are mean to each other for no reason. But when one man decided to use Twitter to mock a young woman for her appearance, Twitter stepped up and said, "Not today."

"This asshole compared a girl to a cheesecake so now we're all comparing ourselves to cheesecake," explains Twitter user @spokenELLE. "Join us."

And so, a hashtag was born: #compareyourselftoacheesecake2016 (alternately, #compareyourselftocheesecake2016).

There's something heartwarming about a group of strangers coming together to lift someone up, instead of bringing them down.

We've seen what happens when people become memes, and it negatively impacts their lives. In this case, rather than let one girl become a cruel meme, everyone decided to just jump in it together.

It's also strangely empowering.

And it wasn't just women — men joined the fun, too.

For once, the Internet isn't terrible.

ATTN: has reached out to @spokenELLE and will update when she responds.