Today when I logged into Facebook I noticed a poke. Clicking on the poke brought up an empty page. It took me a moment to figure out what happened.
My dad and I had been struggling in our relationship for a long time. We weren't even friends on Facebook. Things were starting to look up around this past Thanksgiving. He was starting to reach out to me in small ways, including a poke on Facebook. Sadly he died suddenly a few days later. We didn't have a chance to reconcile.
His profile has since been memorialized, but since we were not friends at the time of his death I'm unable to see it. The poke itself is gone but its count on the menu lives on in this strange bug. I know someday it will disappear when the bug is fixed or some long lived cache invalidates, but until then I'll be keeping an eye on it. I'll miss you dad.