Here’s one from the Hey-Maybe-Not-ALL-Vines-Suck pile.
Shot by Kierra Santillan at last month’s Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration, this Vine starts off with several kids playing inside a giant inflatable area with an even more giant rotating mechanical arm. And despite it’s nuclear decor, everything looks pretty safe. But then, out of nowhere comes the aforementioned arm and it looks like one of the kids is about to be completely wiped out. Perhaps for good. It’s at that exact moment, you see a split-second decision being made. A decision to just embrace life. A decision we could all stand to learn a thing or two from.
How many times did you watch that? It was probably like 10, right? All told, this thing has been seen some 21 million times and has naturally morphed into a full-fledged meme. Mechanical Arm Kid, as we’re calling him, is the internet champion de riguer.
Below are a few of our favorite of the resulting remixes. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Also, wouldn’t it be great if any kid who becomes a meme got to go to college for free or something? You know, just from all the enjoyment that he or she brought us? Just a thought. Maybe President Bernie Sanders can look into it in a year or two. Anyhow, on with the show.
Don’t Stop Believin’
And I … What?
So that’s what wings are for!
That’s Enya my business.
Clearly, this kid was raised right.
Bye, Mechanical Arm Kid!