AirPods separated by thousands of miles

Internet cries after man leaves AirPod 1,000 miles away: ‘Tragic’

If you’ve ever left something behind on vacation, you’ll understand how frustrating it can be, but a lost item has attracted viral attention online after the owner shared how they lost a single pair of headphones in Spain and returned home with only one.

Elliott Stirrop is from Birmingham, UK, and was Visiting Barcelona for this year’s Primavera Sound festival

After returning home he shared a screenshot of Apple‘s Find My feature that allows users to track their items from AirPods to iPads at the touch of a button.

But in the photo that has attracted so much attention on Twitterit was revealed that one AirPod was located in the UK and the other fixed in Spain.

AirPods separated by thousands of miles
A viral Tweet has taken off after a man shared how he left a single pair of headphones thousands of miles from home.

“I think I lost it in the Tyler, the creator mosh pits. I realized when I was there, but didn’t remember until yesterday,” Stirrop told News week.

“When I saw the card I thought it looked very sad because they shouldn’t be separated like that,” he laughed.

“That’s really tragic,” said a response to the viral Tweet which now has more than 30,000 retweets and more than 320,000 likes.

Another reply joked that it was a “long distance relationship”.

Apple’s Find My App helps users make it easy to Keep up from Apple devices, find items with an AirTag attached, and keep an eye on friends and family. Even if your missing devices are offline, it is still possible to track a device.

“Looks like we can enjoy a nice stereo in Munich,” another commentator joked in the comments.

“Dude, I felt bad if one was under the bed and the other under the couch,” said another reply.

“I honestly don’t know which AirPod I’d rather be,” said another reply.

The AirPod’s adventures that have attracted so much viral attention shocked Stirrop, who said: “I woke up and it had gone crazy overnight. I don’t mind though, the jokes in the comments are worth.”

Apple’s AirPods Pro are about $199, but Stirrop says he’ll be replacing his as soon as possible: “I use them every day and take them everywhere. In the four years I’ve had them, this is the first time I’ve lost one.”

Meanwhile, other Twitter users shared similar experiences, posting screenshots of times they lost their headphones. From AirPods left in different states to devices in completely separate continents, it seems the ability to track your devices doesn’t always prevent owners from leaving them behind.

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