WorldTwitterWomen Will Be Able To Drive In Saudi Arabia And Saudi Twitter Is On Fire Over ItThe decision doesn't take effect until June 2018, but Saudi Twitter was immediately revved up.By by Hayes BrownBuzzFeed News Reporter and by Munzer al-AwadBuzzFeed ContributorUpdated on September 26, 2017, 9:45 pmPosted on September 26, 2017, 8:38 pmTwitterFacebookLink The Saudi Arabian government on Tuesday announced that the kingdom would finally allow women the right to drive, granting a key wish of women's rights activists. Fayez Nureldine A royal decree announced on Saudi state television said that the country's traffic laws would be changed to let “men and women alike" get driver's licenses, the New York Times reported. The decree, said to be pushed by the recently named Crown Prince Mohammed, will take effect next June rather than immediately. Summer Said @summer_said King Salman decrees that a government body draw up guidelines allowing women to drive and implement the policy towards end of June. 07:30 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite But that didn't stop Saudi women from hopping on Twitter within minutes of the announcement to share their ~moods~. مشمشا @__i1111 #قيادة_المرأة Mood: 07:17 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Vióliنّ. @_Violiin Mood #قيادة_المرأة #الملك_ينتصر_لقيادة_المرأة 07:19 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite nana👸🏻👩🏻🎓 @nana_andjany MOODDDD #قيادة_المراة_للسيارة 07:53 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite الجازي العصيمي @AljazyAlosimi Mood: #قيادة_المرأة_للسيارة 07:53 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Their excitement is easy to understand: The ability to drive your own car is a right that women in the kingdom have been fighting to gain for decades. أريج🕊 @i__aro #قيادة_المرأة_في_السعودية Tue Sep 26 19:19:26 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Loujain al-Hathloul, a Saudi women's rights activist who was detained for driving in protest of the law, simply tweeted out "Praise be to Allah." لجين هذلول الهذلول @LoujainHathloul الحمدلله. Tue Sep 26 19:30:27 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite And Manal al-Sharif, an activist who launched a campaign of women driving in protest, tweeted: "Saudi Arabia will never be the same again. The rain begins with a single drop." منال مسعود الشريف @manal_alsharif You want a statement here is one: "Saudi Arabia will never be the same again. The rain begins with a single drop" #Women2Drive ❤️ Tue Sep 26 20:03:09 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Some women, both in Saudi Arabia and overseas, began immediately daydreaming about what kind of car they'd own. N. @NORAHF_ Mood #قيادة_المراه_للسيارة 07:18 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Sama7 AlMassari @Sama7_Massari #السماح_بقيادة_المرأة_للسيارة_في_السعودية My future car 😂💔 07:25 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite REEM @rmxnz #قيادة_المرأة okay i need this car immediately + the people in it 🙂 07:19 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "On the occasion of allowing women to drive, I got this car as a gift," one woman joked. خلود🇸🇦. @Ll09lk بمناسبه قياده المرأه جتني هديه سياره🤓 07:19 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Some women focused on the historic nature of the decision — and what it would mean for girls growing up moving forward. illuminaRee @illumina_Ree thrilled cuz ery kid that grows up here from now on will never yell "OMG ITS A LADY DRIVING" Whenever y'all go abroad #قيادة_المراه_للسياره 07:35 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Others were just...thrilled. Dina M @diinaaxo “What’s that? You can’t wait for me to drive you? Me neither boo” Me passing by the car every morning from now on… https://t.co/DoLZdToNwn 07:21 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite But naturally, the feelings of celebration weren't universal. أسيل العلياني👑✨. @Selo170 #لسماح_للمراه_بالقياده شكلي أنا البنت الوحيده اللي ما انبسطت 07:11 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "I think I'm the only girl who was not happy to hear this news," this user wrote. Some would have preferred that something aside from driving had taken priority in the struggle for equal rights. sooma @somanahari #لسماح_للمراه_بالقياده ليتهم فتحو مجال الوظائف ولا عدلو في انظمة الجامعات اللي عن بعد بدل السواقه هذي🌚 07:46 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "I wish that they had provided opportunities for work or modified universities' rules rather than amending this law," one woman wrote. And, of course, some men just had to be dicks about it, tweeting memes implying that women will be terrible drivers. الدحمي @Abdulr_Alghamdi #قيادة_المرأة_للسيارة معليش كنت بلف سيده Tue Sep 26 19:19:25 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "Sorry, didn't see you there!" this extremely funny and not-at-all-dumb meme reads. محمد العصيمي 🇸🇦 @39Hmoodi #قيادة_المرأة_للسيارة Tue Sep 26 19:19:29 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Compare and contrast these two tweets: Reina Wehbi @ReinaWehbi Lol those two tweets pretty much describe the reaction of men vs. women in KSA right now. 😂 #قيادة_المرأة… https://t.co/2UL6iHoF1D 07:52 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "Shit," says the man. "We became old waiting for this historic moment," tweets the woman. Some dudes know what's up tho: AryafAB.. @A_B1955 Mood 💃💃🚗🚗🚗 #الملك_ينتصر_لقيادة_المرأة #لن_تقودي #قيادة_المرأة 07:39 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite In summary, it's been a long time coming and women in Saudi Arabia are ready to roll, as it were. AlAnoud🎶 @Anoud_ah >>دخول طايره من الفرحه وأخيراً تحقق الحلم 🎉🎈💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 مبروووووك لنا 💗💗💗 07:06 PM - 26 Sep 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Topics in this articleTwitterHayes BrownBuzzFeed News ReporterContact Hayes Brown at email@example.com.Got a confidential tip? 👉 Submit it hereMunzer al-AwadBuzzFeed ContributorMunzer al-Awad is a journalist based in Istanbul.Contact Munzer al-Awad at firstname.lastname@example.org.