An indisputably great man passed away on Thursday night and the online universe was flooded with sincere, moving tributes.
Joining them of course, were the confused, spiteful, deliberately provocative and downright clueless (yes, those people citing Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech, I'm talking to you).
From the web denizens who asked “Who was Nelson Mandela?” to those who appeared to confuse him with Morgan Freeman and Sir Trevor McDonald (in some cases tongue-in-cheek), scroll down for some of the weirdest Twitter reactions.
This is not Nelson Mandela
Nor is this
He didn't make this speech either