Say hello to The Walmart Yodel Boy aka 2018's best meme yet
"Sweet DaaaaAaaaaaAaaaady such a beautiful dream..."
Last week, a video started to do the rounds on social media of a young boy yodelling at a Walmart in front of an older woman.
He quickly became known as The Walmart Yodel Boy (because the Internet is nothing if not lazy at naming stuff), and within 72 hours, a meme had swept the entirety of the internet, working its yodel-y way into everyone's subconscious.
The full video of the boy yodeling in Walmart. This kid is a legend 😭 pic.twitter.com/djhK55dqLF
— Ryan Butler (@itsRyanButler) March 31, 2018
In the days that followed, we discovered that the video was of 12-year-old Mason Ramsey performing 'Lovesick Blues' for customers (including, according to popular beliefs, his own grandmother, who can be seen in the video) of the Harrisburg, Illinois branch of Walmart.
Of course, aside from lazily naming stuff, the other thing the Internet is absolutely brilliant at is finding stuff like this and making it funnier than you ever imagined possible.
And since first being uploaded, Mason's video has been viewed millions and millions of times, but has also resulted in the following:
me when i 1st saw the walmart yodeling boy: well this is new
me after watching it 7 more times: pic.twitter.com/q21KwFBTpF
— Ava (@avaumbach) April 1, 2018
When you finish your yodel solo in front of your grandma at Walmart pic.twitter.com/gokT35Vjen
— Nathan Winn (@The_Winnster) March 31, 2018
me: i hate country music
me when that little boy starts yodeling in the middle of walmart: pic.twitter.com/q2MyeEO1lc
— jerry (@stylestruIy) April 1, 2018
little yodeling boy in walmart: lord I love to hear her when she calls me
me: SWEET daAAaaAAaAaddy pic.twitter.com/9A9L9J6MSB
— Mae (@mae_bennett) March 31, 2018
There should probably be some sort of law prohibiting this pic.twitter.com/LGS38MQ87f
— lowercase (@lowercase464) April 1, 2018
Me: ew that yee haw country music is absolutely disgusti-
Yodeling boy from Walmart:
— Brooklyn (@BrooklynSauceda) April 1, 2018
me when im at walmart and hear the yodeling boy start singing from the other side of the store pic.twitter.com/GGMagGEFlF
— 𝒶𝓅𝓇𝒾𝓁 (@aprillambcrt) April 2, 2018
Why exactly we've adopted The Walmart Yodel Boy into all of our hearts is beyond us.
Maybe it has something to do with his giant shoes, or giant belt buckle, or the look of grim determination as he belts out those notes, as if his life literally depended on it.
Regardless, yodelling is our whole lives now, and we're not sure we'll ever stop being into it...
Damn I guess he ain’t performing today 😞 pic.twitter.com/HwCGBBVysO
— rajhi (@rvjhi_) April 1, 2018
Oh. Never mind. As you were.