Teenagers Just Turned This Random Guy Named Alex Into A Huge Meme Sensation
This is a story that sits alone in an obscure grey area between awkwardly weird and shamefully scary. It all started yesterday afternoon when a Twitter user posted a photo of a guy name Alex working at Target.
— rims (@auscalum) November 2, 2014
Out of nowhere huge numbers of people started sharing the photo and without him even know it, Alex was becoming famous.
Within a few hours #AlexFromTarget was as a very big deal.
Even CNN were getting involved
Vines, people were making Vines about a guy who works at Target…
Naturally, there were spin-off’s
Alex finally realised what was happening…
When we last checked Alex had over a quarter of a million followers on Twitter. Imagine finishing your day at work, checking your phone, and then realising that the world just turned you into a meme.