Adam 12

11am - 4pm

AYLESBURY VALE, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: A family enjoy an ice cream at Coombe Hill on March 22, 2020 in Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to at least 188 countries, claiming over 13,000 lives and infecting more than 300,000 people. There have now been 5,018 diagnosed cases in the UK and 240 deaths. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

I consumed a LOT of media in 2021, as we all did. But this one little tweet I came across had me running the gamut of emotions like nothing else.

  • The Ice Cream Man Funeral

    In December, Twitter user Louisa Davies shared footage she shot of the funeral procession of an ice cream man…consisting of a seemingly endless line of ice cream trucks, all with their music cranking.

  • But who was this Ice Cream Man?

    It didn’t take long for someone to pop up in the comments with a tribute. RIP to Hasan Dervish, beloved Ice Cream Man.

  • The funeral took place in South London

    Here’s more footage from one of the funeral attendees.

  • Respect the Ice Cream Man

    More tweeps popped up in the comments, pointing out that this is standard in the ice cream community. Which I think is a wonderful way to pay tribute. And so is this.