Just when you thought you were starting to understand how the internet works, well over to you Sam...
Whenever I think I'm starting to understand how society and the Internet work together, something like #alexfromtarget happens.— Sam Peña (@YourDailySam) November 3, 2014
On Sunday this innocent looking tweet was posted to Twitter.
YOOOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/eknsxBlx38— rims (@auscalum) November 2, 2014
On the face of it there is nothing special about it. In fact in the context of tweets from @auscalum, it's positively ordinary.
Here's a quick selection.
I HAVE NO CHARGER AGAIN— rims (@auscalum) November 2, 2014
fucking hate sundays— rims (@auscalum) November 2, 2014
hello im brian— rims (@auscalum) November 2, 2014
But for some reason the picture of 'Alex from Target' took on a life of its own. 24 hours later and Alex is pretty much the biggest thing in the world.
— aliyaa (@aliyacahill) November 3, 2014
That's a lot of tweets...
Understandably people are quesitoning just what the hell is going on.
what the hell
People are actually serious about this. pic.twitter.com/sppMPDT5S8— (:melody:) (@lovatoftlox) November 3, 2014
Who in the hell is #alexfromtarget ? & why is he trending lol— k monay (@kmonaayy) November 3, 2014
#alexfromtarget When this all started happening:
1.who the hell is he
2.where does he live
3.whats his twitter
4.how did he get so famous— Yerania (@Viintage_Misery) November 3, 2014
Who the hell is #alexfromtarget? The internet is weird.— ☆DARK WATER★ (@Danosaur4eva) November 3, 2014
But we're sure he didn't mind, he was getting a lot of compliments.
#alexfromtarget world turned upside down because he's hot— Allison Lassley (@allisonflassley) November 3, 2014
Well, except for Emily...
#alexfromtarget is still trending everyone needs to find a chill he isn't even that hot— emily (@wbutomlinson) November 3, 2014
But just who is Alex? Well it appears to be this guy...
Who is a touch taken aback by his newfound stardom.
Am i famous now?— DGM_Alex (@acl163) November 2, 2014
Already fake accounts of me 😂— DGM_Alex (@acl163) November 3, 2014
Now i have to change my number...— DGM_Alex (@acl163) November 3, 2014
So many followers 😂— DGM_Alex (@acl163) November 3, 2014
You guys are amazing... goodnight 😊— DGM_Alex (@acl163) November 3, 2014
But he may be in for a tough first day back at work.
could you imagine how this kid feels tho... some stranger took a pic of him and he's spreading world wide #alexfromtarget 😂😂— rebecca (@beccaluvsfood) November 3, 2014
Suggest a correction
......😂 #alexfromtarget is still trending
Just imagine his life at school now...— jane tang (@tangjane22) November 3, 2014