As they say, the show must go on. Even if you’re crying into your piccolo.
In the second round of NCAA's March Madness tournament, Villanova suffered a devastating upset to North Carolina State, losing 68-71. But the only thing anyone remembers from the game is this girl in the Villanova band, caught on live TV crying while playing her piccolo:
The Internet could not get enough of her:
#PiccoloGirl (and the incorrectly hashtagged #FluteGirl) instantly went viral, and it was only a matter of time before the memes started rolling in:
Our favorite? This Vine looped with the soundtrack from Titanic:
Who is the girl behind #PiccoloGirl? Roxanne Chalifoux, a senior at Villanova (which made the loss all the more “heartbreaking,” she told CBS. “I knew that was my very last game.”)
Villanova wildcat till I die, through the smiles and the tears✌️— Roxanne Chalifoux (@roxiechalifoxie) March 22, 2015
But Roxanne seems to be taking her Internet fame in stride, and appeared on The Tonight Show to sit in with the Roots. “It’s absolutely mind-blowing,” she told Jimmy Fallon. “All I thought I did was cry on national television.”
“It’s a funny story. In the very beginning, I’m looking up at the Jumbotron, so I saw myself on it,” Roxanne recalled. “And all I could think about was my dad at the game and I didn’t want him to see me crying. But then it turned into like, everyone saw me crying.”
She’s adorable! Watch her play with the Roots now:
And remember: Before you make fun of Roxanne, there are gross ass men who don't even go to Villanova that cried over this game. At least she had a reason.
Plus, another unfortunate thing caught on camera at March Madness: Watch Ashley Judd get a very uncomfortable kiss after Kentucky won.