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Love Isn't Real: Paris Removes Locks From Pont des Arts

Published On 06/01/2015 Published On 06/01/2015

Listen, it's a cruel world, and maybe we're just not meant to love, okay? Okay? Shh, we know, we're crying too.

Basically shattering the hearts of every living man, woman, child, and probably some puppies, and forcing everyone to give up on love, Paris removed all of the "love locks" from the Pont des Arts bridge today, The Guardian reports. 

The bridge over the Seine has been a go-to for couples' "love locks" for years -- because obviously tree carvings are for peasants. Traditionally, couples write their names on the locks, attach them to the bridge's railing, and toss the keys as a symbol of their undying love. Little did they know, LOVE DIES. 

The estimated 1 million locks were causing major problems to Pont des Arts' infrastructure, even leading to the railing's collapse last year. Today, workers with bolt cutters began cutting the locks off the railing. 

According to The Guardian, Bruno Julliard, a deputy mayor of Paris, called the lock trend "ugly" -- yeah, that's right, your love is ugly to Paris -- yet he still hopes "...that Paris will remain the capital of love and romance."

What kind of sick mind game is this?!

Lucy Meilus is a staff writer for Thrillist. Since she absolutely must follow Parisian trends, she now thinks love is gross. Follow her on Twitter at @Lucymeilus and send news tips to news@thrillist.com.

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