Thank you to the Academy Awards for 2017’s latest meme sensation: Gary from Chicago. The unsuspecting tourist melted hearts all over America while being totally starstruck over the first row of A-list celebs at the Oscars!
We don’t know much about Gary from Chicago except that he is engaged and, of course, from Chicago. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all be totally obsessed with him, right? The tour bus rider became the biggest star at the 2017 Academy Awards on Sunday night, February 26, after he and a group of tourists were led directly into the live ceremony filled with major celebs.
As Jimmy Kimmel welcomed Gary, his fiancee, and the group inside they quickly realized they were surrounded by stars. Gary wasted no time getting acquainted with celebs like Denzel Washington and Mashersala Ali as he snapped pictures and/or video continuously throughout the wild moment. It was hilarious to watch and sent the internet ablaze with memes!
Check out some of the hilarious tweets and memes from the #GaryFromChicago trend on Twitter, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for where we might see Gary next. Possibly on a new episode of Jimmy’s show? Hmm!
In our own ways, we're all Gary from Chicago. And if you claim you're not, I have no interest in being friends with you
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 27, 2017
You go, Gary from Chicago! pic.twitter.com/Z4xuTn7M9i
— Erica Hirtzel Smith (@esmith_kc) February 27, 2017
— Ben Hutchison (@BennyHutch) February 27, 2017
— Brittani (@BrittaniD_Fox13) February 27, 2017
— Rufio on KISSFM (@RufioRadio) February 27, 2017
— ChuckyT3 (@ChuckyT3) February 27, 2017
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What did YOU think about the hilarious skit that made Gary from Chicago into a viral meme? Comment below with your thoughts!