Internet celebrities are quickly becoming more and more legitimate for more illegitimate reasons every day. A whole new dimension is added to the mix though when the identity of said Internet meme remains somewhat of an enigma.
Alex is a normal Joe in the making. With a Bieber-esque haircut and boyish charm, Alex bags items at Target, and is capturing hearts from coast to coast doing so. #alexfromtarget is the latest Twitter and Instagram meme to become a sensation overnight, with some admiring him in a sketchily romantic way and others just giving him mad props for living the grocery-bagging dream to its full potential.
The meme picked up speed Sunday when Twitter handle @auscalum tweeted this photo of spry young employee doing what he does best, although @auscalum denies taking the original photo in later tweets.
— rims (@auscalum) November 2, 2014
Here’s a bit of evidence of the storm that one photo has set off across the Twittersphere:
this what happens when your idols were busy and your fandom’s gets bored. #alexfromtarget pic.twitter.com/6XhxJJ9DuW
— AM. (@AubreyMahomie) November 3, 2014
OMG!! THERE IS EVEN A PLEDGE TO HIM ALREADY HAHAH #alexfromtarget pic.twitter.com/SEWfMB4NHU
— Alex (@ObeyMendes_) November 3, 2014
when #alexfromtarget starts his shift pic.twitter.com/8VcpdPYEHW
— my acc is locked ♕ (@NathanMacrae_) November 3, 2014
#alexfromtarget when he walks into school today pic.twitter.com/VGY0OUDzej
— Haley Gray (@HaleyLikesBacon) November 3, 2014
When #alexfromtarget starts his shift tomorrow pic.twitter.com/vnem94ocsx
— Dillon (@Dillon_Witt) November 3, 2014
Khakis and a red shirt. Who wore it better?
#alexfromtarget #JakeFromStateFarm pic.twitter.com/4v3dxEbBNU
— alxjs (@alexander_jess_) November 3, 2014