My Wife Just Finished a Shift meme depicting the original tweet of jon reyes wife shoveling snow outside.

My Wife Just Finished a Shift Meme

My Wife Just Finished a Shift meme depicting the original tweet of jon reyes wife shoveling snow outside.

My Wife Just Finished a Shift

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My Wife Just Finished a Shift refers to a series of memes that parody a viral tweet by Canadian politician Jon Reyes in which he praises his wife for finding the energy to shovel snow in their driveway after a 12-hour night shift. Parodies using the original tweet as a phrasal template became popularized on Twitter in mid-January 2022.


On January 8th, 2022, Canadian politician Jon Reyes (@jonreyes204) tweeted[1] a photograph of his wife shoveling snow in the driveway after finishing a 12-hour night shift at the hospital, praising her and promising to make her breakfast. The photograph was taken from inside the house looking downward. The tweet gained over 5,800 retweets, 21,500 quote tweets and 44,900 likes in three days (shown below).

Jon Reyes @jonreyes204 ... Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway. God bless her and all our frontliners. Time to make her some breakfast. 9:18 AM - Jan 8, 2022 · Twitter for Android Snow Vertebrate Snow Automotive tire Vehicle Motor vehicle Slope Automotive mirror Font Tire Winter sport Adaptation Freezing Technology

Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway. God bless her and all our frontliners. Time to make her some breakfast. 🙏🏽

Starting on January 8th, users on Twitter[2] criticized @jonreyes over him not shoveling the snow himself or assisting his wife in the task, instead appearing to stay in the comfort of his home. For example, on that day, Twitter user @jtylerconway replied with a My Hands Look Like This meme that gained over 2,600 retweets and 56,400 likes in three days (shown below).

Tyler Conway O @jtylerconway ... Replying to @jonreyes204 “her hands look like this so mine can look like this" 9:32 PM · Jan 8, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone Hand Finger Gesture Font Thumb Nail Wrist Material property


Starting on January 9th, 2022, the tweet became a subject of parodies across Twitter. For example, on that day Twitter[3] user @manurespreader made a tweet that received over 730 retweets and 23,800 likes in two days (shown below, left). Later on the same day, Twitter[4] user @Real_bear_horse posted a Neon Genesis Evangelion meme that gained over 250 retweets and 5,300 likes in two days (shown below, right).

Do the Left Thing @manurespreader ... Replying to @jonreyes204 My wife just finished a double shift in the ICU. I told her yesterday that my caddy's shifting was a bit off. She surprised me by pulling the tranny and swapped the Johnson Rod. I'm going to have a beer in her honour while she cleans up her oily mess. 12:49 AM - Jan 9, 2022 · Twitter for Android Poster Eyelash Gesture Font Cool Adaptation Happy Eyewear Bear Horse ... @Real_bear_horse Replying to @manurespreader and @jonreyes204 My wife just worked a 25 hour shift at the ICU. Here she is still finding time to pilot an Evangelion Unit-02 to protect humanity from invading angels and prevent Third Impact. Respect for our frontline workers everywhere! 1:53 PM - Jan 9, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone m Asuka Langley Soryu Outerwear Cartoon Sleeve Red Art Font Poster

In the following days, more viral tweets parodying @jonreyes204's post were submitted.

Cynthia Reyes' Response

On January 9th, 2022, Cynthia Reyes, the wife of Jon Reyes, quote tweeted[5] the post, writing, "All I wanted to do was shovel! 🤦‍♀️" (tweet shown below, left). On January 11th, 2022, Reyes made a Facebook[6] post in which she clarified the situation, refuting allegations that her husband wronged her (post shown below, right).

Cynthia B Reyes @CynBReyes204 ... AILI wanted to do was shovel! Jon Reyes @jonreyes204 · Jan 8 Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway. God bless her and all our frontliners. Time to make her some breakfast. 12:56 PM · Jan 9, 2022 - Twitter for iPhone Tire Wheel Snow Automotive tire Motor vehicle Vehicle Freezing Automotive mirror Output device Slope Automotive design Font Technology Car Screenshot We were made aware of that going into it, but you don't know the magnitude of what it is like unless you live through and experience it. This is not easy for anyone. All for trying to do your job to make a difference, make positive change, to serve others and add a pandemic Cynthia Reyes is with Jon Reyes. 19h - O Sorry in advance for this long winded post: But as most of you know, I just wanted to Shovel! to that! Wow it's been a whirlwind of a weekend! Who would have known that So, there are a few things that I would like you take home from our my husband's tweet about me shovelling our driveway after my nightshift would have gone viral? experience. First of all, don't believe everything that you read or hear about in social or mainstream media; secondly, read past the headline: and to know the whole story before passing judgement. Today, we were being asked for TV and radio interviews by many major media outlets around the world, but we declined as I want to That is why I chose to write this, to directly share with those who are interested in knowing us and knowing the entire truth. I haven't really poked my head into the world of Twitter for a while as it is not my favorite, and I was reminded why this past weekend. It is a reminder of how social media can blow things out of proportion and negatively affect many users. Thankfully Jon and I have pretty thick skin, but for those who are young and impressionable, or those who are suffering from mental health issues, or are being cyber bullied, I cannot imagine make sure that people know directly from us what this entire experience has been like so far. Also, we've had many people concerned and asking how we are doing. What people should know is that I came home from a 12 hour night shift at the hospital, it was a good night which lately as you can imagine hasn't always been the case for myself and my Nursing colleagues. As I drove home, it's my time to decompress, I arrived home before anyone was awake, afterall it was a Saturday morning. As I pulled up to my driveway, I felt energy to shovel the snow that fell understanding, objectivity, and respect for each other. being exposed to such a toxic environment regularly. As a society we have to do better. We all need to promote kindness, decency. all night and into the morning. As many Manitobans and Canadians know, it's a great workout, it allowed me to unwind, it's refreshing after having worn an N95 mask almost the entire night, the weather was mild and it was quiet and peaceful. Also, for all the people Lastly, what was said by my husband on twitter was honest, genuine and sincere, this made me realize that I am grateful that he appreciates what I do and that he loves me and shows it publicly, this including us who are concerned about climate change, this is good for is nothing new. I am proud that he is unapologetically himself. So NO the environment, hence we don't need a snow blower! Most importantly, I enjoy it. Jon heard me shovelling, it actually woke him up and he was surprised and impressed to see that I had energy after a long shift to do this, so he took a pic, made breakfast and posted, and the rest is embedded in social media history forever! as per Twitter I will not be divorcing him over shovelling as many have recommended. e It was made out to be something far from the truth and has taken on a life of it's own and this happens every single day in social media/ mainstream media. We have left the tweet up in hopes that others will see how cruel and irrational people can be. Hopefully our experience can be an example of how social media/media can totally manipulate things out of For people that know us, Jon does not work the typical 5 days a week but often 6 or 7 days in a row and easily well over 10-12 hours a day. Yes he watched Tennis until early in the morning. but the fact is he often prepares and reads late at night and over the weekend, so it doesn't surprise me that Jon being a huge sports fan just stayed up in home and family. (My daughter can't believe I had to describe what the wee hours of the morning to watch our Canadians play in the ATP shovelling means to me e) Cup in Australia. context. Truly, my shovelling was an act of self care and taking care of my Thank you so much to all of our friends and family who have reached out to check on us, we truly appreciate the love and support and are blessed. For the most part, I don't really know anyone on twitter, but for those of you who understood what Jon meant, thank To us as a family we share different chores not based on any gender; but mostly on who is available to do it. I'd also like to mention that I dusted off the snow on my daughter's car too that morning, and why not? As that is what our family does. We take initiative and do nice things for one another. It's the way we roll, Jon loves cooking and I love shovelling and vice versa, it's really not a big deal! We all live busy relationships, faith and friendships are compassionate and loving and you. We really want you to all know that we are truly okay, our family lives and we have to get things done. We want to teach our kids hard work and responsibility. It's a must in life and that is why we are able to be productive in all of the things that we want to do. that is what keeps us strong. I wish the same support for everyone. Not the most exciting story, but it's the truth if it is worth something these days in the context of social media/ media. That brings me to the fact that this tweet probably would not have gone viral if the gender roles were reversed, or if my husband were not a politician. I just wanted people to know that when a person enters politics, the whole family does as well. You live under a microscope, you may lose friends and your family will make sacrifices. Thanks for reading this post, Cynthia Reyes Font Screenshot

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MattRitter.eth ... @mattritter1 My wife just finished an 19 hour shift at the ER and now l'm watching her pull our car out of the lake so she can get to her 2nd job as a teacher. I'm gonna make her a smoothie. I'm so proud of her 2:51 PM - Jan 9, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone Car Water Vehicle Car Hood Motor vehicle Boats and boating--Equipment and supplies Automotive design Automotive exterior Vehicle door Automotive lighting Bumper Windscreen wiper Recreation Lake Ben McLean @HeyBenMcLean Even after a 12 hour shift aboard the Death Star, shooting absolutely everything except her intended target, my wife still has the ener- UNILAD TECH 0:17 793.7K views From UNILAD Tech 7:36 AM - Jan 10, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone .. Land vehicle Car Snow Motor vehicle Vehicle Automotive tire Automotive design Automotive lighting Mode of transport Freezing Automotive exterior Font Fender Ezra Bradford ... @bradford ezra Replying to @mattrittert and @yeoldedad My wife just finished working a 22 hour shift at the ER and now l'm watching her replace a faulty thermal radiator right before she spends 4 more hours repairing the old power supply all by herself. I'm heating her up some freeze-dried coffee. 8:08 PM · Jan 10, 2022 - Twitter for iPhone Ryan Stone Helmet Font
Matt Walsh ... @MattWalshBlog Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to finish building the deck. God bless her and all our frontliners. I'm still waiting for breakfast though. Pretty hungry. Trying not to get annoyed. 8:38 AM - Jan 10, 2022 - Twitter for iPhone Shirt Product Sleeve T-shirt Wood Shorts Engineering Literally Goggles Pisano Returns ... @MarkOnorato66 Replying to @mattritter1 and @HardSciFiMovies My wife just finished a 72 hour shift in surgery separating cojoined twins and now I'm watching her put out a 5 alarm fire single-handedly before she goes to her second job as a lumberjack. I'm so proud of her. I think I'll go make her a sandwich. 10:01 AM - Jan 10, 2022 · Twitter for Android Helmet Product Hard hat Sports gear Workwear Adaptation Font White Wabbit Warrior @wabbitwarrior My wife just finished a 21.5 hour shift at the hospital and now l'm watching her cut down a tree to help build a house for fatherless children. I think l'll go unwrap her a protein bar and pour her a glass of water once I finish watching women's basketball. She's] amazing. 9:05 PM - Jan 10, 2022 · Twitter for Android Vertebrate Plant Nature Natural environment Leaf Botany Organism Tree Terrestrial plant Wood Biome Trunk Adaptation Font Forest

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External References

[1] Twitter – @jonreyes204

[2] Twitter – @jtylerconway

[3] Twitter – @manurespreader

[4] Twitter – @Real_bear_horse

[5] Twitter – @CynBReyes204

[6] Facebook – Cynthia Reyes

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