See What the Heroes of Popular Memes Look Like Now

These ordinary people led completely ordinary lives until the moment when the Internet bestowed incredible fame on them virtually overnight. And all they did to achieve it was take just one photo.

Bright Side would like to show you what became of those who once took the Internet by storm.

Success Kid

Sammy Griner became a hit when his mom, Laney, posted a photo of her 11-month-old boy online in 2007.

Of course, she could never have predicted what would then happen. Thanks to this one photo, Sammy’s dad’s life was saved. Thanks to the large-scale fame the picture earned online, the family managed to put together enough money to afford a kidney transplant for Justin Griner.

Disaster Girl

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