Yesterday, the internet mourned in unison over Microsoft’s announcement that Paint would no longer be automatically installed in every new Windows update. Cue the nostalgia.
Everyone who grew up with the rudimentary painting tool held nothing back as they expressed their sadness over its phasing out. Despite the announcement that Paint will still be available for download in the Windows store, fans are still mourning the fact that it won’t be a given feature on their future PCs, and not to make light of people’s suffering… but it’s hilarious. Please, observe.
Yas Ms. Paint.
what i really admire about ms paint is how she didn't let herself be defined by her marital status— spooquiche (@unrepentantmess) July 25, 2017
Children of the future will never know the joy of spending hours doing this on Microsoft Paint #MSpaint pic.twitter.com/IY6kDxPdc4— Fiona (@McDoFi) July 24, 2017
A Poem for Paint#mspaint #rip pic.twitter.com/M5P2BjlrhC— Joseph J Clark (@jjc_uk) July 24, 2017
Can I come though?
Me and @YaBoiAnteril will be throwing a funeral for #MSPaint and probably the Affordable Care Act. Direct Message me or him to attend. #Sad— Mike (@somanyratshere) July 25, 2017
I think the thing that irritates me about #mspaint is that it's younger than me and already retiring.— Duncan Frostick (@duncfro) July 25, 2017
The Tamil meme world at its best #MSPaint pic.twitter.com/pUTOSUR0uj— Memepattinam (@memepattinam) July 25, 2017
UGH KID PIX YES.
You can take #MSPaint if you give us back Kid Pix. - @MeredithGeddes pic.twitter.com/bMkS8KHJi9— CFOX (@CFOXvan) July 25, 2017
The birthplace of so many memes!
Thank you #MSPaint pic.twitter.com/eZTXwgPBfd— TurbanHeart (@turbanheart) July 25, 2017
seriously #microsoftpaint you can't get rid of paint i've been trying to workout how to use it for 20 years .. i need more time pic.twitter.com/me1zqAhhdm— mark hilltops (@hellwelovespurs) July 24, 2017
It's time to let Microsoft Paint die a natural death #microsoftpaint pic.twitter.com/cIcl57txxQ— Sam Lapere (@sam_lepere313) July 24, 2017
So many cringey memories.
In honor of my beloved Microsoft Paint's demise, I present my 2009 visualization of me and @nickjonas in love pic.twitter.com/lgqyhNdIKC— Alexandra Svokos (@asvokos) July 24, 2017
The future, basically.
*in a dark alley, 2024* "you got what I need?" Yeah, yeah... *slips you a bootleg thumbdrive of Microsoft Paint*— Crendor (@crendor) July 24, 2017
What else were we supposed to do when the internet was down?
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Paint, post 2010, mostly.
In honor of the end of Microsoft Paint's reign, here's my favorite thing I ever made with it pic.twitter.com/4zeIwZXBPb— Michelle Spies (@spies_please) July 24, 2017
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