When Southern Oregon University sent out a warning to all students about cougar sightings, senior Caleb Diaz hit reply-all and wrote, "That's just my mom." He tells BuzzFeed that he assumed the joke wouldn't go through, but it did indeed, and soon became a smash hit at SOU. "I thought you had to have certain administrative credentials or something like that," he says of his response.
The school says such a reply would typically be blocked, but this one somehow slipped through. Diaz says he initially panicked, but it soon became clear that people, including school officials, liked the joke. "I honestly couldn't stop laughing," says junior Lauren Devine, one of many to retweet it. Mashable rounds up other responses. As for the big question: How did Diaz's mother react? She laughed.