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When Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 this Thursday in South Africa, the Twitterverse was exploding with people giving their respects and paying homage to the icon.

And then there were those people who thought that Nelson Mandela was Morgan Freeman.

Except they didn't mistake the two, they were joking.

Twitter user @Olivianuzzi spent a part of the early evening retweeting some of the posts, and we didn’t know how to feel about it.

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But then we laughed. Yes it’s too early, but seriously this is pretty funny. We know that they are playing a joke. No one would be that stupid, right?

Click on the tweets and read the reactions from their friends. Priceless.

May the incomparable Nelson Mandela rest in peace.

And long live Morgan Freeman.

#RIPNelsonMandela 😥👼💞 pic.twitter.com/y0EjnkzxpY— パラノイア (@dxllvz) December 5, 2013

REST IN PEACE NELSON MANDELA 😢 pic.twitter.com/FyCDrzdC02— The Holy Karon (@TheHolyKaron) December 5, 2013

Daniel Rivero is a producer/reporter for Fusion who focuses on police and justice issues. He also skateboards, does a bunch of arts related things on his off time, and likes Cuban coffee.