A man's epic tumble on live TV is the election relief we all needed
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.
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.
Watching a random voter trip and fall live on air was maybe worth all the election stress?
— Beth Newell (@bethnew) November 9, 2016
Falling is universally funny. That guy that fell on NBC just united the country.
— Kerri Fortune (@fortunewrites) November 9, 2016
The guy falling on NBC has been the best part of the election
— Carson Aud (@carcaraud) November 9, 2016
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.