Welcome to the 2020 Coronavirus games, a place where human decency has gone out the window and the only thing that matters is how much toilet paper you can carry. Since news started to circulate about the virus, people have lost their minds trying to stock up at supermarkets and grocery stores. Shelves are empty, fights have broken out, and workers are just so tired.
We're sharing the highlights of the games with you here today: from a video of women literally ripping toilet paper from each other's hands to workers getting creative. Watch the masses line up outside of stores. See the races as people run to the paper products aisle. It's going to get wild y'all because people turn into absolute doofuses when they're scared. New events can be added at any moment.
Without further ado, we're ready for the starting gun. On your mark, get set, and let the games begin!
Mr. Rogers said that when there's a crisis you should look for the helpers.
#BREAKING: A scuffle broke out at a Woolworths in Chullora this morning with patrons coming to blows over toilet pa… https://t.co/7aUZDuUTIm— 9News Australia (@9News Australia)1583541477.0
You'd think it wouldn't be that common for people to get into physical altercations over TP.
The world has officially lost its mind! #toiletpapercrisis #ToiletPaperPanic https://t.co/0nIiVNN0WV— The JZ Flair Show (@The JZ Flair Show)1584214517.0
It's gotten so wild that some places have had to institute security.
Only in Canada, security for toilet paper 😅 #coronavirus #ToiletPaperPanic https://t.co/vMuJe4vvQL— Parikshit Pandya (@Parikshit Pandya)1584388563.0
If anyone comes after me like this I'm dropping the TP and running.I do not want to hear this scream ever again. People have gone bananas.
At least the internet is having some fun with it.
so i added some circus music and it's very fitting! #panicshopping #PanicBuying #coronapocolypse #ToiletPaperPanic… https://t.co/J8YHmBTE0y— Fae 🦋 (@Fae 🦋)1584254586.0
You can literally watch someone rip toilet paper out of another person's hands in this video.
Zombie apocalypse outside Tesco today #coronavirusuk #panicshopping should be ashamed of yourselves https://t.co/60TGvw3uM1— Rhonda (@Rhonda)1584264770.0
In some places it's starting before people even get into the store.
Zombie apocalypse outside Tesco today #coronavirusuk #panicshopping should be ashamed of yourselves https://t.co/60TGvw3uM1— Rhonda (@Rhonda)1584264770.0
People don't seem to have any thought for the impact they're making.
Sometimes the most dangerous virus is ignorance greed & stupidity #panicshopping #COVIDー19 https://t.co/baVQwhoETM— dominic dyer (@dominic dyer)1584253564.0
But the people who truly boggle the mind are the ones who aren't just fighting to get supplies...
STOP being greedy assholes! #panicshopping I’m so sick of these greedy fucks! This is why people are fighting and s… https://t.co/UouUt3oQIS— 🦄 MandiMoMo🦄 (@🦄 MandiMoMo🦄)1584389705.0
But there is some humor in the situation.No matter how bad it gets none of us will ever be crazy enough to buy "carrot and butter bean" soup. When that happens we know the world is over.
It's not just toilet paper either.
SELFISH B*STARD !!!😡😡😫😣 #panicbuying https://t.co/UrXwoBCmQH— Jacqueline💙 (@Jacqueline💙)1584734061.0
Some people aren't satisfied with hoarding one thing.
When Your Pastor said on Church Whatsapp Group "This is the Time to Fast Mzalwane but You see Him doing this🤫… https://t.co/ZLB59Bb8bV— Morwa (@Morwa)1585134204.0
Sometimes you can't really appreciate a situation until you see it in full.
The world has gone mad!!! Coronavirus #panicbuying https://t.co/HyVpuKF2af via FrankKhalidUK #FBR— Tomthunkit™ (@Tomthunkit™)1584801200.0
And if you think that's not scary enough...
Queues to buy guns in LA 😳 Buyers tell me they’re scared of what will happen if people run out of food and supplies… https://t.co/kPV99d3aqM— Amelia Adams (@Amelia Adams)1584294244.0
Apparently people aren't afraid to use those guns.
Hong Kong must have hit peak coronavirus now, surely? - Armed gang makes run for toilet rolls in HK$1,000 heist… https://t.co/WNK4HeZmD9— Paul Buck (@Paul Buck)1581912170.0
If you need a trolley built for furniture to load your toilet paper...
If you have moderate to severe #CoronaVirusPanic, ask you doctor if #ToiletPaper might be right for you. https://t.co/VE1CpTgReG— Trivial Daydream™ (@Trivial Daydream™)1584368942.0
It's not always the customers. Sometimes the staff get a little goofy too.
When you see it 😂 Spotted in perth today. #coronaviruspanic #pureexploitation https://t.co/DellgimoIw— Emma K 🏴🇪🇺🇦🇺🇹🇳 (@Emma K 🏴🇪🇺🇦🇺🇹🇳)1584535127.0
Of course all of us know that being close to other people can be dangerous right now.
Seen while shopping at the dreaded Walmart today.. #coronaviruspanic https://t.co/pMW6ARHhbd— Veronica Carter (@Veronica Carter)1584217699.0
Here's another option...
I'm ready to start #panicshopping https://t.co/xPynoqQbOD— So You Think You Can Goth (@So You Think You Can Goth)1584927459.0
How are there this many people who are so stupid?
Saw this and had to share. Coronavirus doesn’t give you the runs for starters... and if everyone stuck to buying on… https://t.co/clMZFS3pYx— Polly Mac (Pauline) 🏴 (@Polly Mac (Pauline) 🏴)1584389598.0
At least these folks aren't fighting...yet.
Stop panic buying you idiots..... #panicshopping https://t.co/mezhrGCq22— MaziPita 🇳🇬 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 Lampard Out (@MaziPita 🇳🇬 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 Lampard Out)1584296975.0
Even when things stay calm and collected it still looks so weird.
Panic buying and stockpiling of toilet roll continues. These are the scenes at Costco in Farnborough in Hampshire t… https://t.co/T0Xsyd8p1L— Adam Clark (@Adam Clark)1583589396.0
At least food supplies make more sense than toilet paper.But how do you expect this to pan out? You never get off the rice, she never stops grabbing the rice? It's a rice standoff.
On the other hand, these folks are definitely getting a workout.
Tesco in Cork, next week. #coronaviruspanic https://t.co/zjdtB7IWA5— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires Collectif)1580057231.0
Some groceries have found ways to make things a bit lighter.
Food City totally winning at #panicbuying alleviation. Only two rolls of TP per buyer and live mariachi to soothe a… https://t.co/8oLnIgNJdL— Jessica Tierney (@Jessica Tierney)1584299451.0
Some store employees have gotten a little bit weird too.
I can’t ! THIS is genius ! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 #ToiletPaperPanic https://t.co/klx80pBBhT— Dina Parise (@Dina Parise)1584458547.0
The chaos knows no age boundaries.
I've no idea if this is fake or not. Neutral face Who cares, it is perfect. coronavirus #panicbuying… https://t.co/Zun5OchuKJ— Tomthunkit™ (@Tomthunkit™)1584521839.0
Where things get even more terrifying is the medicine aisle.
When you have an incompetent administration, people panic. I'm just trying to find nasal spray for my sinuses. Than… https://t.co/9cR17RG0Ma— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino)1584131351.0
Question: do people think their taps will be turned off because of COVID?
Tesco, #London Customer threatens to 'bring his friends' after they refuse to allow him to bulk buy water. Superm… https://t.co/FcixmPJng4— The Brexit Daily (@The Brexit Daily)1584626401.0
Beans, beans, the musical fruit...
i'm sure this guy hates beans by now #panicbuying #day7oflockdown https://t.co/W5hTWPbszP— 👑Linda Malindrish👑 (@👑Linda Malindrish👑)1585830150.0
They're not fooling anyone.
Happy Easter everyone! So festive! ❤️🤣#ToiletPaperPanic #ToiletPaperApocalypse #COVID19 https://t.co/wurJgYiWPO— Team LIGHT (@Team LIGHT)1585607609.0
She's a DIY master.
Honestly I’m kinda surprised she didn’t cover her entire face with a plastic bag. #panicshopping… https://t.co/Ne4HRGznUd— Josher (@Josher)1584663807.0
Idiots!!!! Everything else is fully stocked. #ToiletPaperPanic https://t.co/cabHUduTHv— Greg Boldenow (@Greg Boldenow)1586009110.0
Costco employee mirth. #ToiletPaperPanic #toiletpaper https://t.co/hsgouaep43— Robert Cuozzi (@Robert Cuozzi)1585952001.0
Such a tough choiceYes, this brand of toilet paper of actually called "Corona". I'm not sure I would trust it...
Granny, get your gun
😂😂 Friday Funny😂😂 Someone get your grandma❤️😂 #FridayMotivation #jokes #hope #TPUSA #ToiletPaperPanic https://t.co/29677eojPB— Andrea C~ teshuvah🔥 (@Andrea C~ teshuvah🔥)1585282236.0
A leisurely morning of shopping
Supermarket sweep. It’s like a supply run in an apocalypse movie. #COVID19ireland #supermarket #aldi #supplyrun… https://t.co/6OZDOfhaEd— Andy Ryan (@Andy Ryan)1586030913.0
The Walmart Licker
You may of seen a #video going around #Facebook And other #SocialMedia in the last days, Of a man licking a shelf i… https://t.co/IwfuHk7sqg— Ivan Humble (@Ivan Humble)1585151239.0
The Supermarket Cougher
A woman accused of intentionally coughing on about $35,000 worth of goods at a #GroceryStore has been charged with… https://t.co/0NXtGJenKk— The Epoch Times (@The Epoch Times)1585535101.0
Is this a grocery store or a bank?
Never thought I would see the grocery store looking like a bank! Great job Raleys! #GroceryStore… https://t.co/EhfecrM8uF— Ronald Henares (@Ronald Henares)1585532272.0
Come on, Karen
It’s crazy to walk in a grocery store and see people failing to obey the limit and get mad when a employee takes it… https://t.co/SsTYdDzXyp— Coach White (@Coach White)1584732377.0
"No rice, no paper towels, no toilet paper!"
Costco employee yelling, "No rice, no paper towels, no toilet paper!" People are still flooding into the South San… https://t.co/Ou5NThukHH— Sara Stinson (@Sara Stinson)1584462733.0
That's a LOT of toilet paper
I’m starting to see a theme to these hoarders. Make an example of someone @PeterDutton_MP. Set a national penalty (… https://t.co/9xvpHYW3rI— Jet Ski Bandit (@Jet Ski Bandit)1584759275.0
Complete chaosWhen someone is taken out of a grocery store in a stretcher after a fight over toilet paper, you know something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.
No shame whatsoeverOnly the best types of people try to take advantage of others during a global emergency.
A creepy announcement
Going to #Walmart these days looks so different! This message is playing outside in the parking lot on intercoms. E… https://t.co/CL7RMpJ3EV— Brittany Muller (@Brittany Muller)1586021269.0
"I'm calling 911."
STILL don't notice a pattern!? #COVID19 #Walmart #whitewomendoitbetter https://t.co/5Azx1jSTt7— J2ThaMar (@J2ThaMar)1585842992.0
This guy isn't messing around.I don't really know what's going on here, but I admire this person's commitment to safety.
This strangely relatable sign
Who tf did this outside walmart?! 😂🤣 #Pennsylvania #Walmart #toiletpaper #CoronavirusPandemic https://t.co/V4gw1n1SVp— David Mayshock (@David Mayshock)1585869794.0
We can only hope
#Walmart is now going be putting limits on how many people are in the store at a time. They might just make them we… https://t.co/N9DsJauZCf— Truth in Happenstance (@Truth in Happenstance)1586035585.0
Well, that's unsettling
Where were you at when the lights went out? Well I’ll tell you where I was. I was at #Walmart. #Covid_19 https://t.co/CQelqV3Qbw— Joe Porter’s Brother (@Joe Porter’s Brother)1586102600.0
Just the essentials
Can't buy anything other than food and guns at our local Walmart supercenter. Not even socks or a bike or bug spra… https://t.co/Pl7chqeJrt— Chuck Dizzle (@Chuck Dizzle)1585957832.0
History repeating itselfI'd say we should all start wearing plague masks at this point, but who am I kidding? They're probably all sold out on Amazon already.
Stranger than fiction
Local #Walmart...folks, you can’t make this stuff up! (📷: 🤷🏻♂️) 🤿 #COVID19 #medtwitter #PAMedtwitter https://t.co/GgopdibVjU— John Shilt, PA-C (@John Shilt, PA-C)1585609751.0
So magicalI understand this person's frustration and worry that people aren't taking this seriously, I really do. But couldn't we all use a bit of whimsy during such a dark and difficult time?
Wake up, people!
A Walmart parking lot was spotted completely littered with plastic gloves and face masks - 📹 Josh Pennock… https://t.co/AGKXIPKpqZ— blogTO (@blogTO)1585073980.0
Cool, I guess?
I really needed this laugh today omg 😂😂😂 #coronapocalypse #COVIDー19 #COVID19 #Walmart #Scotland https://t.co/50O8hyRs1I— Zack 🏳️🌈💛💚 (@Zack 🏳️🌈💛💚)1584236268.0
Might as well make 12 dozen brownies!
The craziest item that has been wiped out, in my opinion, is the sugar 😂 what are you guys baking during your quara… https://t.co/A0ZfyA8Fh0— Dylan Potter (@Dylan Potter)1584160562.0
Or maybe just don't bring them withIt's actually not such a bad idea. Just as long as that's a clean, unused plunger, of course...
If all of these images leave you stressed to go shopping...
@kellyteague30 Not good, shits getting crazy out here! Look what they be doin to scruffy!!!! 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️… https://t.co/4R1iJfwCQE— Lewis Vernan (@Lewis Vernan)1585947466.0
Either that or get the largest trolley you can acquire.
Even if you started out cool and collected, by now are you thinking... Should I be stocking up, too? #panicshopping… https://t.co/J3idXKcp8L— taffeta.com (@taffeta.com)1585697368.0
See exhibit B.
Y'all can start with that #Panicshopping again if you want to this month. It's going to be a problem. I webt to the… https://t.co/OodL6MRH3U— Searching.......... 🔍 (@Searching.......... 🔍)1585782927.0
Which leaves the rest of us wondering...
CORALLLLL Where is the toilet paper? #coronavirus #panicshopping https://t.co/RTmnJue3t8— The1stBAT (@The1stBAT)1584562343.0
Speaking of getting a little bit weird...
Never knew a trip to the supermarket would be this intense . OOTD #weekend #panicshopping https://t.co/vLaZCcV0IB— Debasree Das (@Debasree Das)1585966403.0
On the other hand, sometimes the sellers are the ones being buckwild.
Yeah this isn’t #pricegouging at all? #panicshopping #COVID19Pandemic @consumervic definitely just one can https://t.co/e7kWqeOzaF— MissMe (@MissMe)1585923984.0
Let's take a second to look at the outcome of all this hoarding.
Those Panic buyers got me carried away buying a dozen everytime I see them. Now I realized I've become a egg hoarde… https://t.co/l4AnnTTk0n— Robin Flores (@Robin Flores)1585765828.0
The best place to look to see the outcome of the insanity is the trash.Yeah, that's just piles of meat that someone bought and tossed. How useful.
Do people understand that toilet paper doesn't expire?Why would you buy so much and simply toss it? What kind of a horrifying hoarder are you?
And what do people get from all of this hoarding?
The great British bin, scenes like this all over the country and the greedy, moronic panic buyers throw out an esti… https://t.co/8dLuOA1HdI— Ian Hardie (@Ian Hardie)1585989278.0
This person is offering some kind of excuse about it.
When you go do your grocery shopping but the queue is so long, you wait for 40 mins just to get inside, so instead… https://t.co/kXnKFki3S3— JosephFarrell™ (@JosephFarrell™)1586108481.0
At least this guy is doing it right.
Does anyone know who this is? Last seen at @asda perfecting #SocialDistanacing #panicshopping #SASMemeMadness… https://t.co/4eup3xa0YJ— LOCKDOWNTV (@LOCKDOWNTV)1585733356.0
Here's a good strategy if you think you might be buying too much.
Stores won't be empty for long since we're not eating (much) more, using more toilet paper, or found a new love of… https://t.co/1olYULFYz7— Biden's To-Do List (@Biden's To-Do List)1586096891.0
It's pretty terrifying looking at the aftermath of some of these things.
Rubbing alcohol and alcohol wipes have become the latest casualties in the scramble for anything and everything see… https://t.co/IYZh5AceG3— Kaiser Health News (@Kaiser Health News)1586184552.0
And you know there are people out there who aren't buying it because they need it.
When you hoard supplies for financial gain, you hurt people who really need it... FBI seizes masks from hoarder...… https://t.co/lgvk4KIoFm— Footprint Inc. (@Footprint Inc.)1585847742.0
And the lines are spreading all across the globe.
Dear Indians, dont resort to #panicshopping as essential items will be available for all 21 days #21Days… https://t.co/FLzTZCPBl9— Hindu Treasure (@Hindu Treasure)1585082994.0
Perhaps the better solution is what this supermarket employed.
Demand for toilet paper at Mount Druitt Coles is so high today there’s a security guard stationed permanently in th… https://t.co/2yAQwbMGrb— Matt Wade (@Matt Wade)1583299913.0
It's gotten so bad that people are documenting it like art.
This one is sobering.
Now it's just a part of the day to go to the store and find empty shelves.
This post looks like it's from a worker.
People do still have taste though.
I don't think people understand how the world works.
Some people seem proud of their excessive hauls.
Especially when you know that it results in shelves looking like these.
And the moment stock is back...
The best part of this photo are the few sad jars left.
You'd think if people were going to all this trouble...
At least some people are having fun with the situation.
This is what my brain has resorted to creating #pinkguy #filthyfrank #joji #ramen #humanramen #COVID19 #coronavirus… https://t.co/tJuIwsNAgM— Miranda Mabery (@Miranda Mabery)1586285283.0
If you're out and you see any scenes like these ones...
The fact this has to be put up in Tesco’s (it was on every window) #panicshopping https://t.co/JmxivZ1nns— 𝓔𝓻𝓲𝓷⁷ *:･ﾟ (@𝓔𝓻𝓲𝓷⁷ *:･ﾟ)1584281141.0