For absolutely no discernible reason, the people of the Internet have turned a kid named Alex who works at Target — now forever known as #AlexFromTarget — into a celebrity.
It started Sunday when Twitter user @auscalum posted an image of the random, albeit adorable, young cashier from Target:
And then the Internet went crazy. (Again, for no discernible reason). Over the last day, Topsy reports that there have been more than 125,00 “Alex from Target”-related tweets.
And since the Internet is a creepy place, it found the true Alex from Target on Twitter. He now has 312k followers and counting:
There are even competing campaigns to get other cute bros (#SteverFromStarbucks, #KieranFromTMobile, #MattFromRedRobin) similar notoriety:
Even Target itself got in on the action Monday:
This is the American dream.