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
But who exactly is the woman featured in the meme? Where did she come from? What does she stand for?
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