In the fast paced world of the internet, new memes are born and die on a daily basis. Some of them never get off the ground, others enjoy brief success before being forgotten a month later, and some endure the test of time and come to represent a universally experienced emotion for all people throughout the digital universe (here's looking at you, socially awkward penguin).
Something very few people have a chance to experience, however, is what it's like to BE a meme. What if you were the actual Overly Attached Girlfriend, or the Good Guy Greg of whom these now-ubiquitous photos were taken? Some may shy away from the strange internet fame they've stumbled into, but others embrace it, such as the subject of Twitter's newest star: the Squat-and-Stare meme.
Optician: Is it better with 1.......or 2?— I wish I was a lil bit T'Challa (@LanzzStutss) March 27, 2018
Me: Uuuuuuuh pic.twitter.com/0fQ4ZQk6Dw
You know a meme is taking off when you can't seem to escape it...
Me looking at the menu knowing damn well imma get the same thing i always get.. pic.twitter.com/nYGSYq4aPk— John Ross III (@WatchJRoss) March 23, 2018
Me: That test was easy I definitely made an A— Preston Abadie (@quickred2) March 26, 2018
Test Grade: 42
The Squat-and-Squint woman has now become synonymous with intense skepticism:
Parking in DC and NY will have you getting out the car like pic.twitter.com/fcEzeHx38V— Reggie (@UrFavorite_Ex) March 26, 2018
When you gotta turn the radio down to see the house address pic.twitter.com/y5zkAyIUqT— Pharris Cooler (@anomlous06) March 31, 2018
The new meme is even making the rounds and meeting some of the old memes.
When you & your friend both out of shape but race up the stairs pic.twitter.com/11pTaIDEWG— Racks (@RacksBundles) March 27, 2018
But who exactly is the woman featured in the meme? Where did she come from? What does she stand for?
Why do I keep seeing the image of this lady in different pics? Someone PLEASE enlighten me.— Educ8tus🐕ll (@Educ8tusAll) March 29, 2018
It actually didn't take that long to figure out.
FOUND HER! https://t.co/lwNVU1lNK8— Trav NEVER Chills (@SKTV_) April 2, 2018
Here's the original picture that birthed a meme!
@Solo_Kalin has become an internet celebrity practically overnight.
Her admirers are numerous and devoted!
Why fight a wave of adulation?
You’re so welcome !!! My goal is life to put as many smiles on as many faces as I can before I leave this earth. This has been a treat for my soul!— SheaButtaBaby (@Solo_Kalin) March 30, 2018