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One Direction Fans Made A 50-Year-Old Dad Famous On Twitter

"How did One Direction fans find me, I'm just a simple man from New York who makes lamps."

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In the year 2014, fandoms have basically become equivalent to the FBI — they can and *will* find everything on the Internet. They're practically able to make anything go viral with one simple tweet.

And that's a lesson that a 50 year old dad from New York found out last night during the AMAs.

It all started when he tweeted a quick note about appreciating 1D:

I'm not a fan of One Direction being a 50 year old man and all but they can actually sing #amas

Jerry Riekert@jrtoh15Follow

I'm not a fan of One Direction being a 50 year old man and all but they can actually sing #amas

10:24 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And before he knew it, his one simple tweet had over 8,000 retweets, with hundreds of hysterical replies from Directioners:

There was nothing he could do, he was already found:

So he took advantage of the opportunity to promote his lamps:

And was severely confused by the term "1d af":

And in no time, he was turned into a meme — because the Internet is a beautiful place:

And Directioners rejoiced:

What a time to be alive.

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