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11 May 2017, 15:34
He became one of the most memorable memes of all time!
If you've ever used the internet, you'll have seen this little guy. He goes by the name of 'Success Kid' and his picture has been plastered across social media for almost ten years!
Success Kid rose to fame after his mum posted the now infamous beach picture on flickr in 2007, and after becoming hugely popular in 2010, he was quickly turned into the meme of the century. Here's an example of the amazing memes the people of the internet have created featuring his little successful face...
The kid in the picture is Sammy Griner from Jacksonville, Florida and at the time the photo was taken he was only 11 months old. Ten years since the original pic was snapped, he's grown up a lot! Here's what Success Kid looks like now...
What an absolute boss!
Sammy's mum Laney has shared a number of other photos of her son on Instagram and tbh it's kinda weird seeing Success Kid as a young lad and not a baby!
Sammy put his viral fame to good use recently after his dad required a kidney transplant. He used his celeb status to support a GoFundMe page to raise money for the operation and in 2015 Sammy's dad had successful surgery after more than $100,000 was raised.
At the time, Laney told ABC,"There's so much positivity. There's not a single thing we regret about Success Kid. It's pretty crazy how it all happened. I still can't wrap my head around it."
Thanks for inspiring us for all these years Sammy. You're awesome!