Problem: I had a tweet object that for some reason related to the architecture of the app contained the actual tweet data into another object assigned to its data property.

Imagine this:

let tweet = {
data: {
id: 1,
content: 'test'
}
}

I wanted to move those inner properties on the top level object:

let tweet = {
id: 1,
content: 'test'
}

without manually copying those properties over, because the minute I add another property, I introduce a bug.

So here’s what I did:

tweet = Object.assign(tweet, tweet.data)

It’s the same technique you can use to copy properties to another object, but applied in a slightly different way.