Whether it’s an inattentive social media manager who forgot to switch accounts or a ploy to get us to shop at the big box store out of sheer agreement, we now know Target does what millions of us do every day: Simps Aymeric.
We don’t blame Target for choosing the best elf as the target of their affections. Yes, there’s Urianger, but I feel trying to hold a conversation with that man would eventually be mentally taxing. There’s also Estinien, but the last thing you want to do is share a joint bank account with that man, lest you find yourself drained of your life savings for a hair scrunchie.
(We could talk about the other elf husbandos in the game, but we don’t have all day here.)
Earlier, on everyone’s favorite social media account, that has more Final Fantasy XIV discourse than Facebook and Reddit combined, the verified Target account responded to an anecdote (after a clear vanity search) with:
“Gonna start doing this tbh aymeric is my husband now.”
It didn’t take long for the verified Final Fantasy XIV account to respond with a swift “Hello?” as if they couldn’t comprehend the possibility of FFXIV enjoyers having jobs outside of fast food.
Of course, it didn’t take very long for the FFXIV community to pump out the memes and reactions:
There are also those wanting a collaboration between FFXIV and Target:
What are we getting? Red polo shirts in-game only obtainable by /beckoning half-naked cat girls in Costa Del Sol? Because sign me up.
Who do you think Walmart would simp from FFXIV?
I think I know: