We have all had to face the inescapable reality of the most recent heatwave. The public have dealt with the horror of shirtless commuters, melted pavements and sleepless nights. But, Twitter has offered some light relief– in the form of pet memes, dramatic red maps, spoof accounts and regular ice-cream reminders.
Here are some of the best bits of charity content that were shared on Twitter:
OddBalls got on board with this controversial travel tactic.
When a heatwave hits, there’s only one way to commute to work...— OddBalls (@myoddballs) July 16, 2019
Be prepared to drop your pants and wear something colourful pic.twitter.com/sGhjeXjxkP
MS Society UK recommended ice-cream consumption as the best way to combat heat.
You don't need us telling you how hot it is today - but in case you need some tips on keeping cool, we've got plenty from people living with MS:— MS Society UK (@mssocietyuk) July 25, 2019
Homemade healthy ice cream (this is a winner!)
Find more here: https://t.co/9M47C82GBJ pic.twitter.com/to2AdaaGZC
The Prince’s Trust were on top of their gif game and alluded to its environmental concerns.
ahhh, throwback to the innocence of yesterday when we thought it was really hot, whereas today it feels circa 374,934,832 degrees Celsius *tries not to cry for our planet*— The Prince's Trust (@PrincesTrust) July 25, 2019
#hottestdayoftheyear #hottestdayonrecord https://t.co/bHSFHbPC7K pic.twitter.com/4O1UYj8Zcd
It even offered a haiku in umbrage to the hottest day on record:
Heatwave Haiku:— The Prince's Trust (@PrincesTrust) July 24, 2019
omg it's hot
seriously it's too hot
I need ice cream STAT#heatwave
Perhaps best of all, was the fact that animal charities had an excuse to post even more pictures of their fury friends.
Here is Battersea’s dog picture – alongside some practical advice for keeping your dog cool.
Dog’s Trust offered a sure-fire way of letting your pet cool off.
Once Casey realised how great it felt to be in that cooling water today , there was no way she was getting out . Just look at her little tail wagging away, she’s adorable why hasn’t she found a home yet ? #heatwaveuk #dogstrust #stayingcool pic.twitter.com/gQ6L3TJ5l4— DogsTrust Shrewsbury (@DT_Shrewsbury) July 24, 2019
And finally, here’s a little reminder to keep pets out of hot cars as illustrated by this post from the RSPCA.
Anyway, today we are back to ice-cream void offices and intermittent drizzle. Bring on the inevitable mayhem of next year's heatwave.
The heatwave is in full swing and it's going to be another scorcher today. Spread the message, and share our post to help us save a dog's life. #DogsDieInHotCars https://t.co/dKTzE4tIxA pic.twitter.com/Phfzr8hTHe— RSPCA (England & Wales) (@RSPCA_official) July 24, 2019