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Canadians Mock 'Tar-Jay' On Its Way Out The Door

01/15/2015 04:45 EST | Updated 01/15/2015 04:59 EST

War of 1812 jokes. Love notes for Zellers. Walmart paranoia. Zeddy in tears.

Yeah, it was a weird day on Twitter as news broke that Target is pulling out of Canada.

This is Canada, so obviously there were War of 1812 jokes


And jokes about fancy pronunciations


And empty shelves jokes


And jokes that weren't funny


And, of course, Alex from Target jokes


Apparently a lot of things lasted longer than Target did in Canada


Strange things...


Some saw an opportunity to bring Zellers back from the dead


Or other retro retailers


Others couldn't think of anything more terrifying


While still more couldn't stop reminiscing about Zeddy


More than anything, people were scared that Walmart will now take over Canada


But amid all the jokes, it's important to remember that more than 17,000 people are losing their jobs


Business and government are already helping out

Let's hope all Canada's Target employees land on their feet

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