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Viral Twitter Post Warns You to Look Out for the "Wet Bandits" This Holiday Season

They're definitely not plumbers!

Remember back in October when a Facebook post about a thief, which the police eventually caught, went viral for resembling Ross Gellar from Friends? Well, another post about infamous robbers is going viral, and it's none other than Harry and Marv from Home Alone.

Last Friday, Twitter user Andrew Reynolds posted a warning about the notorious Wet Bandits, saying, "These 2 men are going around local neighborhoods knocking on doors claiming to be from a plumbing and heating company and asking for entry to your home to check your taps for possible leaks! DO NOT let them in, they ARE NOT plumbers! PLEASE SHARE. THEY ARE DANGEROUS!"

The warning has been retweeted over 150,000 times in less than a week, and it's even become a meme.

Not everyone is certain that people will get the joke, even though Home Alone is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time.

But if they take it seriously, it's fine, they just need to make sure they've got a savvy eight-year-old who's been ditched by his entire family to take matters into his own hands.

Given the film's enduring popularity, it's no surprise that it's been in the news a lot recently. On Wednesday, Google dropped a series of ads in which Macaulay Culkin recreates some of his most famous scenes from the movie shot-for-shot. After all, there's no question that a lot of his ingenious pranks would have been a lot easier to pull off with the help of some updated technology.

But we love the original, which is why this 600-page flipbook of virtually every one of Kevin's booby traps, made by artist Ben Zurawski, is also going viral. 

And just a few weeks ago, a Twitter thread went viral for posing some very observant questions about the decorating technique of the McCallister household. Read it if you dare, but be warned, once seen it cannot be unseen!

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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