Um, relatable much?
The University of Utah knows what's up and now houses a "cry closet" for stressed students in their library. It's essentially just a tall box, with its insides covered top to bottom in black felt and stuffed animals sitting on its floor.
The content went viral on Twitter, garnering hundreds of thousands of retweets and likes after a student tweeted:
so my school installed a cry closet in the library LMFAOOOOOOOOO what is higher education pic.twitter.com/6rGcJv9qjr
— jacks (@aJackieLarsen) April">https://twitter.com/aJackieLarsen/status/988820882... 24, 2018
Rules of the cry closet include:
1. Knock before entering
2. Only one person in the closet at a time
3. Only one person in the closet at a time
4. Turn lights and timer off before leaving
5. Use #cryclosetuofu if posting on social media.
It turns out, there's a little bit more to the story. It's actually an art installation project created by a student, Nemo Miller, not installed by university officials. Miller was looking to help fellow students cope with testing anxiety.
It is described as a project designed to "provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10-minute break."
Considering every college student right now is studying (stu-DYING) their butts off, we could probably all use some of these. Where are the other Nemo Millers of the world?