I know we just talked about the Chuck Norris meme, but what about all those other people who became memes, most of whom are complete nobodies? Mental Floss has the stories behind 9 regular people who have since become famous faces on the internet, including Mason, seen above:
In November 2011, Dave, Rhiannon and their son Mason took a trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences, where they had some family photos taken by photographer Jarod Knoten. They came out so well that Dave posted one to Reddit. Within hours, Dave’s son Mason was the star of his very own meme. Skeptical Baby just can’t believe the things people with object permanence have to say about anything. The joke usually follows the “You mean to tell me…” format, but there are a few variations.
Of course, many of the people were not happy to know their likeness was used to create memes about people everyone hates, like suburban moms, scumbags, etc.