‘Good-bye, Connie!’ TikTok is going wild for unintentional farewell movies

Good-bye, Connie! We didn’t know you have been leaving, however we positive do now.

A TikTok video wishing a girl named Connie farewell has long gone viral, with hordes of strangers on social media pronouncing goodbye to the mysterious departing girl.

Nevertheless it seems, the now-viral video posted Thursday via @deputyclerk was once simply uploaded via mistake — and the Connie in query is the departing Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson.

“Congratulations from the Orange County clerk’s place of work,” a smiling male says in one of the vital movies, which has just below 400,000 perspectives.

“We would like you the most efficient on your long run endeavors,” added every other lady. “We respect the great activity that you’ve achieved for the state of Indiana,” chimed in a 3rd well-wisher, whilst a fourth concludes with “Good-bye, Connie!”

The video is one in every of 8 uploaded via the Clerk’s place of work in Orange County, Indiana, which is ready 100 miles south of Indianapolis. In a single video posted Thursday, the similar characters sing and dance to Connie, who has served as Indiana Secretary of State for almost 20 years.

The movies have been intended for Lawson’s eyes most effective, however since have accumulated the place of work’s TikTok just about four,000 fans — and numerous others customers uploaded their very own farewell movies for Connie.

“We didn’t know that it was once on TikTok,” Elizabeth Jones, who leads the clerk’s place of work for Orange County Clerk, instructed The Verge. “By hook or by crook it were given within the for you web page, and it were given ship to numerous other folks. Other people have been like, why did I am getting this. It was once truly intended simply to be her good-bye video.”

“All of us had problems with one or the opposite so we simply did it seven or 8 occasions,” added Deputy Clerk Olivia Griffith. “It mentioned ‘save to my tool,’ so I assumed it was once simply going to the photograph gallery on my telephone.”

Lawson introduced she is resigning from her submit after serving 16 years, as a result of she’s exhausted via the previous yr.

“Like many Hoosiers, 2020 took a toll on me,” she mentioned in a remark, in line with IndyStar. “I’m resigning so I will be able to focal point on my well being and my circle of relatives. I can paintings with Governor Holcomb to make sure our subsequent Secretary of State is as much as the duty and has the equipment and assets to hit the bottom working.”

Sounds just like the TikToks will cheer Lawson proper up.


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