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New Narcissus? This Kid Pins His Own Video

New Narcissus? This Kid Pins His Own Video

CoronavirusStudent Life February 9, 2021 The New England Classic

LOWER CAMPUS — Sources say a Boston College student has fallen in love with his own reflection after learning that Zoom allows users to... New Narcissus? This Kid Pins His Own Video

LOWER CAMPUS — Sources say a Boston College student has fallen in love with his own reflection after learning that Zoom allows users to “pin” their videos during meetings.

“Who is that guy?” said Hugh Jeego (CSOM ’22) to himself in a virtual interview with The Classic. “He has the jawline of a Greek God. And his eyes? Well, they’re just so blue, I feel like I could get lost in them.”

Jeego has not broken eye contact with his reflected likeness since early Friday morning, when he accidentally selected “pin” instead of “mute” from the options listed above his tiny square. Since then, he has tried multiple times to make contact with the image on the screen: first, by subtly winking, and later, through a series of cheesy pickup lines.

“Maybe he can’t hear me,” said Jeego. “I’ve been asking for his Snap for days now and I’ve gotten no response.”

Jeego’s roommate, Connor Grant (MCAS ’22), has attempted to remove his friend from behind the computer. His efforts, however, have largely been to no avail.

“We’ve been bringing him food,” said Grant. “He hasn’t left the room in almost five days, but whenever you try to get him to look away from the screen he gets really aggressive.” 

When asked if he knew that the man on the screen was his reflection, Jeego reportedly began to panic.

“For the last time, it’s not me! Is it? No, no, it’s not — it can’t be. If I don’t get to meet this guy in person, I don’t know what I’ll do. We  . . . belong together.”

At press time, those close to Jeego said he had begun singing “Enchanted” to his screen-bound doppelgänger and was trying to get “him” to harmonize, insisting it was the only the way their duet would work.