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 Test Grade: 42 Me: https://t.co/Cz8nBqTpeI— Preston Abadie ⛄️ (@Preston Abadie ⛄️) 1522091769.0
But who exactly is the woman featured in the meme? Where did she come from? What does she stand for?
@LanzzStutss @DwayneDavidPaul Why do I keep seeing the image of this lady in different pics? Someone PLEASE enlighten me.— Educ8tus🐭ll (@Educ8tus🐭ll) 1522299811.0
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!
When your knees are crying after you’ve squatted for the gram 😂😂😂 https://t.co/vrkXszRkI2— SheaButtaBaby (@SheaButtaBaby) 1521506074.0
@Solo_Kalin has become an internet celebrity practically overnight.
The picture that started it all! @Solo_Kalin, we thank you! 😂🙌🏿🙏🏾 https://t.co/QY7yZcIl3v— Global Grind (@Global Grind) 1522699141.0
Her admirers are numerous and devoted!
YES YES YES!!! Twitter I love yall! I been looking for this young lady for over a week! She has brought so much joy… https://t.co/CvMAkftKPv— RoJay (@RoJay) 1522702639.0
@Solo_Kalin Aaaaagh! Help me. I'm scrolling & scrolling to find the tweet where you explain the pic of you that eve… https://t.co/0TRSv9cBGE— Educ8tus🐭ll (@Educ8tus🐭ll) 1522433803.0
Why fight a wave of adulation?
@Educ8tusAll 😂 "da squat"— SheaButtaBaby (@SheaButtaBaby) 1522462778.0
💞💞 https://t.co/wwJBpnLmev— SheaButtaBaby (@SheaButtaBaby) 1521580681.0
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