A man's epic tumble on live TV is the election relief we all needed

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America took a small break from holding its breath Tuesday night to laugh at a man falling down.

For this brief moment of relief, we thank this unfortunate fellow, who took a big, big on-camera tumble while navigating the slippery "Democracy Plaza" at Rockefeller Plaza.

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Like any good big tumble, it happened in several steps. There was a moment when the man could have recovered, but he did not. He simply fell down even more.

And the internet, desperate for even a small smile as the election results trickled in, rejoiced.

Don't worry — he's fine. And he got to be on TV after all! Everything is going to be fine, and it is safe to laugh.

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