In these times of practically hourly public meltdowns by insane racists and science deniers of all stripes, a video of a recent road-rage incident took a refreshing turn into laughter.
It starts out like any other road-rage incident: a guy with entirely too much invested in the way other people drive has a meltdown, yells some threats, swears a bunch—the usual.
But then the guy he's yelling at kind of traps him into an inadvertent sexual come-on—and even the road-raging guy can't help but laugh about it.
WARNING: video contains NSFW language
This murdered me https://t.co/aneUbvWIxh— nate (@nate)1595872997.0
The incident, which occurred in Missouri between a 20-year-old and a middle-aged man, started off anything but friendly, with the middle-aged man totally losing his cool.
Things escalate until he screams:
"I will beat your fu* kin' di*k into the ground all day long!"
To which the 20-year-old replies, without missing a, well, beat:
"That's kind of gay, isn't it?"
Which, you know, homophobia aside, turned out to be a pretty great set-up, because the older guy walked right into it, replying:
"I will beat your di*k--"
But he interrupts himself as he realizes what he's saying and chokes on his words as the two parties share a laugh.
It's basically the moment this GIF was made for.
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Or it would be—a longer video of the altercation shows that the middle-aged man quickly recovered his rage.
Once he's done laughing, he goes right back to insulting the 20-year-old (along with the entire female gender).
"It's cute to laugh. That's what a girl does. You're horrifying."
But for a brief shining moment, it seemed like these two just might become unlikely best friends forever.
And on social media, people were here for the alternate ending.
@worldstarwizer I feel like this was the start of a beautiful friendship. As soon as he laughed, all the tension left the situation— Kuon Kent🌐 (@Kuon Kent🌐)1595974795.0
@worldstarwizer Love that he laughed cuz he knew he already lost the vibe— Agency Island ( エージェンシーアイランド ) (@Agency Island ( エージェンシーアイランド ))1595972119.0
@worldstarwizer Girlfriend: how long are you going to play that stupid game!? Me: https://t.co/YbyD6rdRn9— War Chief 🇸🇻 (@War Chief 🇸🇻)1595977579.0
@worldstarwizer The face of defeat💀 https://t.co/xEfhWV8GxI— CEO🌏〽️ (@CEO🌏〽️)1595998284.0
@worldstarwizer Yoo he’s so satisfied with what he said 😂😂 https://t.co/apfu03aoer— War Chief 🇸🇻 (@War Chief 🇸🇻)1595975948.0
And several people couldn't help but notice that our road rager looks uncannily like former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar.
That made the whole thing all the more hilarious.
@efrisco_ @worldstarwizer Why is Sammy Hagar threatening people?— Coglione (@Coglione)1595986253.0
@Jearls90 @davenewworld_2 Folded Karen Hagar right then and there, at that point KH knew the Van Halen reunion was not happening— Abe Froman (@Abe Froman)1595205213.0
Keep your eyes peeled during your next road-rage altercation—you never know where you'll find your new best friend.
Or Sammy Hagar.