Like the Christmas truce in the first world war trenches, for 11 serene minutes it seemed like peace and harmony had broken out on earth with the sudden suspension of Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
It soon emerged that the outage was not because the tech company had taken action against the US president for occasionally threatening nuclear war, nor that Trump had accidentally deleted his account; instead, it seems a disgruntled Twitter employee had pulled the stunt on their last day at work.
Twitter was flooded with people wanting to congratulate the employee responsible.
There were jokes about how the temptation had obviously proved too much for the employee.
And some imagined the scene as the saboteur sassily walked out of the office after pressing the big red “Delete Trump” button.
Other people wondered if maybe, just maybe, somebody else might have had a hand in it.
If it wasn’t Hillary, could it have been another prominent Democrat, just a couple of days after his wife had warned not to tweet your every thought?
For some, it was an inspirational moment.
And you might think the job prospects for someone pulling a stunt like this on their last day would be diminished, but there were plenty of social media users who took the opposite view.
Other speculated it could make Twitter a more attractive place to work.
For some, it was confirmation of what they’d been thinking all along: that the only way to adequately explain the craziness of the past two years is some kind of intra-dimension spat between time-travellers.
Others claimed they would never forget where they were the moment that Trump’s Twitter account was silenced.
People said they would happily watch a dramatisation of the events behind “The Vanishing”.
But there’s always someone who focuses on the potential downside to an internet sensation.
Amid alt-right rumours that the far-left activists of Antifa are planning to start a new US civil war on 4 November, at least one person took the opportunity to suggest the suspension was the signal to start the uprising.
Even if it had been triggered at the wrong moment.
The deletion of Trump’s account also gave people the chance to relive one of the internet’s all-time favourite last day pranks.
And you sense that once the mysterious ex-employee is identified, there could be a very happy ending for them.