National Public Radio has apologized to Abigael Evans, who was brought to tears over the mass amount of media coverage given to the presidential elections.
Evans drew a fair amount of media attention after her mother uploaded a video of the 4-year-old brought to tears over the presidential elections. In the video, her mother asked her why she was crying, and the girl replied that she was "tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney."
"It'll be over soon, Abby," her mother replied in an attempt to comfort her. "The election will be over soon." Abby managed a measly "okay," but tears continued to run down her face.
In response, NPR correspondent Mark Memmott offered an apology Wednesday on the organization's website:
"On behalf of NPR and all other news outlets, we apologize to Abigael and all the many others who probably feel like her. We must confess, the campaign's gone on long enough for us, too. Let's just keep telling ourselves: 'Only a few more days, only a few more days, only a few more days.'"
The video was viewed by almost 2 million people as of Thursday afternoon. While comments for the video were disabled, almost 10,000 people had offered it a thumbs up. And apparently, Abby has drawn up an issue that many identify with.
"This little girl expressed exactly how I feel. The phone just keeps ringing. All these political recordings keep getting left on the answering machine. They are immediately erased. The other day I felt like screaming; so I actually answered the phone. Boy oh boy! The lady on the other end wished I had not answered!" one user wrote on the Huffington Post.
"I feel her pain. I so just want this election over," a second user added.
In five short days, Abby's wish will come true as the elections culminate to one final point on Nov. 6.