If you've ever seen an episode of Parks & Rec, you'll know that city council meetings can take some unusual turns from time to time.
And in our hyper-politicized era, this seems to happen more and more often.
The real question is, how do you deal with insanity once it arises?
At a recent City Council meeting in Tucson, Arizona, one iconic man in a green shirt found the perfect way to shut down a couple of anti-immigrant protestors.
Twitter was instantly smitten with the man in green.
He couldn't stop laughing his butt off at the two anti-immigrant protestors making a scene.
Be the #GreenShirtGuy you wish to see in the world https://t.co/kyACa9qai0— Zack Bornstein (@Zack Bornstein) 1565210275.0
This is what other countries think of America right now. #GreenShirtGuy https://t.co/UwHaXT4dzd— 🅽🅾🅰 🌊 (@🅽🅾🅰 🌊) 1565208448.0
Who is this American hero 🇺🇸 #GreenShirtGuy https://t.co/4HBz8rmoaN— Alexander Vega (@Alexander Vega) 1565208013.0
His image became an icon for many people who feel the same way every day.
The #GreenShirtGuy has a form of chaotic energy which I absolutely love and I don’t know why https://t.co/OgqroPiGK4— Gabriel (@Gabriel) 1565207248.0
Props to the camera operator for finding what was interesting in the scene #GreenShirtGuy https://t.co/y59NRarwCj— Reposeur (@Reposeur) 1565203893.0
Me laughing while hiding the intense sadness and frustration I get every time I look at the news since 2016.… https://t.co/ziTNvbrDr4— Min Ko Ko (@Min Ko Ko) 1565206509.0
It turns out the man in green goes by @Alex_Kack online.
Once this was discovered, he even got some props from major celebrities!
.@Alex_Kack The first time I’ve ever seen you dress like a professional adult and you go viral. Good timing, my dude. #GreenShirtGuy— Flavortownie (@Flavortownie) 1565206947.0
#GreenShirtGuy is @Alex_Kack. And I love him. I love you @Alex_Kack. Please promise me you will befriend Banjo Man,… https://t.co/jZoNEGbxoJ— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt) 1565200062.0
Kack's dismissive energy reminded many of another hilarious response to anti-immigrant ideas.
@AynRandPaulRyan 💚 #GreenShirtGuy the new #plaidshirtguy https://t.co/txgPeCihSn— Tom Donnelly #KeepThatMaskOn #BLM (@Tom Donnelly #KeepThatMaskOn #BLM) 1565206209.0
Do I have to make a choice between #GreenShirtGuy and #PlaidShirtGuy? Or can I like them both? Decisions, decisio… https://t.co/PsHwGbQ6TH— Joe Mills 🇺🇸 (@Joe Mills 🇺🇸) 1565195510.0
Green shirt guy is perhaps the only person with a reasonable response to some of the racism being spewed in today's mainstream.
When white supremacist Tucker Carlson says white supremacy doesn't exist: #GreenShirtGuy https://t.co/3CRYPiWTcI— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas) 1565195557.0
@GrrrGraphics "Tucker Carlson is correct." #GreenShirtGuy https://t.co/XlV2ELFWoa— The Inspired Man (@The Inspired Man) 1565205277.0
There was little doubt he would be turned into a meme before long...
Some heroes don’t wear capes #GreenShirtGuy https://t.co/0WZJ1GyBvb— Lou Cappetta (@Lou Cappetta) 1565194786.0
Kack wasn't the only person to make an interesting impression at that Council Meeting.
For people asking about the guy with the banjo. Here he is. #GreenShirtGuy https://t.co/G2gUCiNumm— Nick VinZant (@Nick VinZant) 1565199021.0
And here's a song about Sanctuary Cities. To be honest....none of this is particularly unusual for a Tucson City Co… https://t.co/X1YC6m1rbo— Nick VinZant (@Nick VinZant) 1565199743.0
If nothing else, at least the man in the green shirt has taught us all the best way to deal with unhinged ideas.
everyone at Thanksgiving when the maga side of the family shows up #GreenShirtGuy https://t.co/jWdx0Pl2bb— Travis Grossi (@Travis Grossi) 1565211334.0
While it's not the same as being green shirt guy, you can share the same sentiment with this shirt, available here (in a variety of colors).