Today is July 16, or 7/16, or sans slash, 716, which is the area code for most of Western New York. Apparently, this is cause for civic celebration!
The hashtag #716Day started trending nationally this morning around 10, an impressive social media feat and proof that people across the United States remain loyal to their roots in Buffalo (or they just like grain elevators, chicken wings and Jack Eichel).
The best tweets from the morning of #716Day, broken into categories.
Heartfelt tweets that love what distinguishes the 716 from the rest of the world:
So blessed to be from the 716❤️?
— Jen Krajnik (@Jaykaykayy) July 16, 2015
In honor of 716 day I bought 15.75 worth of Mighty #buffalove
— Jon Zellner (@iLove_Tractors) July 16, 2015
Yeah, #716Day could be construed as another excuse to party, like Dyngus Day or the day before Thanksgiving.
happy 716 day buffalo!! is this just another excuse to start drinking at noon? — Jake Sabin (@jasabin_93) July 16, 2015
The "GET OFF MY LAWN" crew:
The people who just don't understand:
Will someone please explain what 716 day is — Madeleine ☯ Feddern (@MaddieMoonrise) July 16, 2015
I've lived in Buffalo my entire life and I have no idea what 716 Day is.... — Squizzy... (@E_b_free) July 16, 2015
Since when was 716 a holiday??? — Yoss Eisenbæ (@YEisenbaum) July 16, 2015
The casual jokesters:
If you're inside an office and using a land line, the real 716 Day is 9/7/16. — Greg Bauch (@gregorybauch) July 16, 2015
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