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    Posted on Nov 24, 2014

    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."

    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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