The Matt LeBlanc as every Irish auld lad meme has gone global in a big way 3 weeks ago

The Matt LeBlanc as every Irish auld lad meme has gone global in a big way

The best meme Ireland has seen for a long, long time is going around the world.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that the Friends Reunion episode aired in Ireland last Thursday and got a huge reaction across Irish Twitter - with one actor in particular quickly stealing the hearts of the nation.

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Many people flocked to the app after noticing that Matt LeBlanc (who played struggling actor and food-loving womaniser Joey Tribbiani in the show) appears to be as fun and charming as his much-loved character, comparing the actor to what could be best described as "every Irish auld man".

Seemingly everyone in Ireland began screenshotting a moment of the special in which LeBlanc is easily comparable to just about every Irish uncle, with side-splitting results.

However, it now seems that the iconic meme has gone global after a number of major American publications reported on the running joke on Monday - and it seems they're enjoying it just as much as we are.

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With such exposure from such high-profile outlets on just how popular the meme has been in Ireland, it may not be long until LeBlanc sees the meme himself. Imagine him re-enacting some of the best ones?

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In the meantime, why not take the time to check out (whether it's the first or 100th time) some of the funniest Irish LeBlanc memes from the weekend right here.