PHP: Function Displays Days Since Event

A helpful function that takes a UNIX timestamp and reports how many days ago that time occured.

While working on a job board implementation I needed to convert dates into an easy to read format. Users would be able to see when a job was posted: Today, Yesterday or 2, 3, 4 days ago.

Without further ado, here's the function:

function count_the_days($date)
{
    $timestamp = strtotime($date);
    $datediff = time() - $timestamp;
    $daycount = floor($datediff/(60*60*24));
    if($daycount == 0)
    {
        return "Today";
    }
    elseif($daycount == 1)
    {
        return "Yesterday";
    }
    else
    {
        return $daycount . " days ago";
    }
}