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People Are Swooning Over A Sexy Chef Who Treats His Food Like A Lover

First meme of 2017.

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Meet Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, aka #SaltBae. He already had a huge Instagram following, but has really caused a lot of commotion over the weekend.

Instagram: @nusr_et

Gökçe is the owner of a chain of six steakhouses called Nusr-Et in Turkey.

A video of him showing off his knife skills quickly circulated on the internet and people are pretty much obsessed with how elegantly he sprinkles salt on the meat.

Instagram: @nusr_et

It was turned into a meme that people are using to show how extra they are.

When your sibling is already getting shouted at and you remind your mum of other bad things they have done

When someone is making plans you have no intention of going to, so you add "what time?" For decoration

when your makeup is almost complete but you still gotta add that touch of highlight

And it's seriously hilarious.

Adding a little Caucasian to your cv before sending it off

me putting "lol" at the end of a one word text so i don't sound rude or bored

People simply love him because he does the most.

You vs the man she tells you not to worry about

And have compared his meat-cutting to porn.

Others are more concerned with his identity and say he resembles the seriously sexy fairy Juandissimo Magnifico from The Fairly OddParents.

#saltbae is just Juandissimo Magnifico with shades. The jig is up.

Marvel directors be like:

Marvel adding those post credit scenes.

#SaltBae's fan base is so hardcore, there's now fan art of him.

Today's #dailysketch just had to be #saltbae

BuzzFeed has reached out to Nusret Gökçe for comment.

Victoria Sanusi is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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