The internet is a powerful force, capable of bringing famous stars into close contact with complete strangers who might never have had the opportunity otherwise. Sometimes, this proximity to an over-eager fan culture is nothing more than a headache for talented artists looking to live a relatively normal life. At other times, however, it creates something more beautiful than anyone ever imagined, as is the case when Twitter introduced alt-rock band Weezer to Twitter user @WeezerAfrica, a 14-year-old whose sole mission on the social media site was to convince Weezer to cover Toto's classic song Africa.
His mission succeeded.
Looks like @Weezer finally blessed the rains... #WeezerCoverAfrica https://t.co/r1xT30iVoz— weezer cover africa by toto (@weezer cover africa by toto)1527595398.0
When the internet demanded something, Weezer had to listen.
https://t.co/BTgxg0fcgy https://t.co/vLXeZbkACN— weezer (@weezer)1527595548.0
The internet remains undefeated. Congratulations, @weezerafrica! #WeezerCoverAfrica https://t.co/rjvWifnP9i— Please Heisel, Don't Hurt ’Em (@Please Heisel, Don't Hurt ’Em)1527596587.0
Both Weezer and Africa fans rejoiced that the band finally gave in to common sense!
Well, this has made my day. Unexpectedly brilliant #Weezer https://t.co/jHJ7VOTDEo #NowPlaying— Chris Grosvenor (@Chris Grosvenor)1527600676.0
But could the new cover have unexpected consequences?
@Weezer IT'S GOING TO FLOOD IN AFRICA NOW— Dr. Jones (@Dr. Jones)1527596645.0
Perhaps. But the real question on everyone's mind is...what will @WeezerAfrica do with his life now that his goal has been fulfilled?
i don't know what's next. just let me enjoy this for a while. #WeezerCoverAfrica— weezer cover africa by toto (@weezer cover africa by toto)1527596680.0
Give him some space, internet. It's not everyday you finish your life's work.