A friend of mine posted a picture of her son to Facebook, and all I could see was the cover to a horror movie. I became so obsessed with it that I spent a ridiculous amount of time working on it. Then I sent it to my friend who posted it to Reddit. It immediately blew up, spent some time at the top of the front page, and it got over a million views on Imgur. The next day Huffington Post contacted my friend about it, and the next day Yahoo Parenting contacted both of us. Once it started appearing on random sites, I knew it’d gone viral. Now it’s on Buzzfeed, Good Morning America, and ABC News. This all coincided with my birthday, so my Facebook feed was thrumming all day. The stars and planets literally aligned. It was the vernal equinox, there was a solar eclipse, and the Internet gave me the best birthday present EVAR.
March 20 2015
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