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Seven Times Instagram Reminded Us About Growing Up In A Black Church

If you forgot was it was like to be a black kid in church, one Instagram sensation is here to remind you.

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Internet star Karlton Humes boasts a following of more than 92,000 people who depend on him for daily laughs at his various characters, including bird flipping LeeLee (it's a pause; and it's two ee's, not one).

Gently poking fun at his experiences growing up Cogic, the Hayti, Missouri native and University of Pine Bluff Arkansas student is a master at making us smile and reminisce about our own church experiences.

Here's a look at my favorite videos:

1. Untraditional ways of showing thanks

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Reason 157 why they never let little Tyrone have the microphone.

2. Greeting the Pastor and First Lady

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I grew up Methodist, so while this was always Greek to me, this is exactly how I remember it.

3. Mother’s Day surprise

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Growing up, we always looked forward to mom/grandma/guardian opening Mother's Day presents before church. Church kid or not....all of us were bad. Some of you still are.

4. When you have to turn up for your seat

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5. Throwback worship videos

Karlton Humes / Via Instagram: @notkarltonbanks

I dare you to say you didn't have Sunday morning jam sessions before church.

6. Praise dance twerk session

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But it was gospel....

7. When your mama won't stop talking

Karlton Humes / Via Instagram: @notkarltonbanks

Oooooooo, I used to be so mad...and hungry.

Do you have a favorite? Head over to his IG account and check out more of his hilarious videos, then comment below or send me a tweet.

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