PBS Kids announced Tuesday, on Twitter, that “Caillou” has been cancelled. The broadcaster also shared a helpful article with tips on how to break it to the kids.

While many kids will need some extra hugs to help them process this news ― remember how you felt watching the series finale of your favourite show? ― it looks like their grown-ups will be alright. Many are taking to social media to share their feelings. And it’s not all nice.

Alluding to Caillou’s famously whiny personality, one Twitter user described the eternal toddler as “the animated advertisement for birth control.”

The animated advertisement for birth control has finally been cancelled after 20 years.#CaillouIsOverParty #RipCaillou https://t.co/n8hnM46RUh

— Jiminy Jonkers (@ToonBoy94) January 6, 2021

Some saw the tot’s retirement as a sign from the universe that the dumpster-fire series of events from last year is finally over:

#caillouisoverparty it turns out 2021 is better than 2020 after all!!

— megan (@its_meegan17) January 6, 2021

All races, all colors, all creeds, religions, and political backgrounds. What unites us? ALL and I do mean ALL parents are celebrating the cancellation of Caillou, today. #Caillou 2021 is delivering

— Amanda 💫👩‍🚀🌏Solar System Ambassador (@awinteriscoming) January 6, 2021

Georgia runoff looking good and Caillou is cancelled!!! #2021 you made me smile a little #Caillou #georigarunoff pic.twitter.com/UCvovLIiTm

— Demi 👻 (@DemiDarkoXD) January 6, 2021

There was much virtual grinning …

#Caillou is canceled put a smile on my face pic.twitter.com/nfOFNyljv2

— Stimmy Hendrix (@LuchaaVandross) January 6, 2021

Rejoicing …

2021 says; I hear you and see you! Rough days are still ahead but at least you won’t have to endure Covid & Caillou. 🙌 And all parents said, AMEN! #CaillouIsOverParty #Calliou #PBS https://t.co/W5nojtM3hx

— MIM (@FedUpInMiddle) January 6, 2021

And singing at the top of one’s lungs …

It was a "dive-with-your-windows-down-singing-at-the-top-of-your-lungs" kind of morning. The year is looking great! I mean… #Georgia is amazing. Oh.. also.. #Caillou was cancelled. 2021 is starting off right pic.twitter.com/mgrZMb2FCC

— Joe Sorg (@thejoesorg) January 6, 2021

Not to mention head scratching over how the show managed to stay on air for so long …

What was even the message with that show all I remember was him whining about everything and being kinda violent

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