Virgin Media Ireland had some issues with broadband and phone services last night, causing people throughout the country to be without internet, phone use and general life, so it would seem.
The problems have since been restored for customers after a major outage last night, but that didn't stop people from complaining.
Huge amounts of customers took to social media (clearly the lack of internet didn't impact on them too much) last night to highlight the issue, which appeared to have affected customers nationwide.
Reports of Walking Dead style hoards of wifi-less people in housing estates all over Ireland because of Virgin Media outage #panic
— John McCarthy (@JohnDMC17) December 6, 2016
Darkness still shrouds the estate of Phoenix. Gangs of hooded youths have now declared Russell Park as their own. Save us Virgin Media
— David Greville (@DaveGrev24) December 7, 2016
First Brexit, then Trump, now Virgin Media is down. Where will the fourth horseman of the apocalypse come from?
— Ronan McGreevy (@RMcGreevy1301) December 6, 2016
The Virgin employee handed the noble tasks of controlling the masses, was humble customer service worker, Daryll.
Daryll was taken on by the social media headhunt, with some even growing to enjoy his company.
@VirginMediaIE Daryll? Are ye der? are ye single? send us a pic will ye? de abuse ur gettin 2nite u cud deffo handle me!! <3 <3 xxx
— Hope Ur OK Hun xxxx (@HopeUrOKHun) December 7, 2016
— Dermot Casey (@dermotcasey) December 7, 2016
— Conor Corcoran (@ConorCorcoran) December 7, 2016
— Ciarán O' Driscoll (@bearaboi) December 7, 2016
— Conor Duffy (@foo_head) December 7, 2016
And while some weren't so sure about their social media hero...
— Alan Regan (@alan_regan) December 6, 2016
...the majority of people were terribly happy he was there in their hour of need.
— Jacqueline Mayne (@JacquelineMayne) December 7, 2016