Anti-Trump Americans made many satirical tweets during the recently called election claiming that if Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, they would move to Canada.
Well, call their own bluff they did: disgruntled Americans unfurled their maple-leaf flags and crashed Canada's emigration website as Trump was elected 45th president of the United States.
Officials confirmed that the crash was due to a massive spike in web traffic, some of which spilled out onto Twitter as the events unfolded.
It all started with the site becoming increasingly slow as users fought to look up forms and requirements for emigration.
Canada seeing how many Americans on their immigration and citizenship website pic.twitter.com/OMA9YT2Nmo
— Berner (@Ibarra_Berenice) November 9, 2016
The site officially crashed in the early hours of the morning as Trump was within striking distance of winning, his promise to built a wall between the US and Mexico clearly still fresh in people's minds.
Canadian immigration site has crashed Canada will be the ones building a wall at this rate
— London Gooner (@LondonGoona) November 9, 2016
Initial frustrations were to be expected, as the inconvenience of it all got to a few potential emigrants.
YO @CANADA FIX UR IMMIGRATION WEBSITE I HAVE FORMS TO FILL OUT
— april rose (@aprilpoland) November 9, 2016
We're not sure if this merits emigration, but to each their own.
Justin Trudeau is so hot, I might just move to Canada no matter what. pic.twitter.com/sn0VCr0U8i
— North Bottoms West (@CoMaDe9) November 9, 2016
Some Canadians couldn't help but comment on the matter themselves.
Canada watches the US election from across the border pic.twitter.com/67OR9NlLsT
— Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) November 1, 2016
And even Canada itself got in on the trend,
In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens. pic.twitter.com/MOuStZbSX7
— Canada (@Canada) November 9, 2016
And others are still hung up on Barack Obama
Can Obama not just turn the telly up really loud and pretend he didn't hear the doorbell? #ElectionNight
— Mark Simpson (@MarkSimpsonHUFC) November 9, 2016