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A Fan Account Convinced Weezer to Cover Toto's 'Africa'—& the Rains Are Officially Blessed 🙌

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images, @weezerafrica/Twitter

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.



When the internet demanded something, Weezer had to listen.


Both Weezer and Africa fans rejoiced that the band finally gave in to common sense!




But could the new cover have unexpected consequences?



Perhaps. But the real question on everyone's mind is...what will @WeezerAfrica do with his life now that his goal has been fulfilled?



Give him some space, internet. It's not everyday you finish your life's work.

H/T - Twitter, Getty Images