I’ve somehow missed this viral video which was posted last June on YouTube.
The reporter is covering some community event when she tries to interview a kid who’s just had his face painted. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth a look.
But what’s even more entertaining is what’s happened since this clip hit the internet. Someone posted it on YouTube and it became a hit. Nearly 2.5 million hits as of tonight. But like most viral videos, half of the fun is looking at what others have done with or to the video.
There are 26 songs, animations, and long form music videos dedicated to the boy who “likes turtles”.
Thing is, this short clip wasn’t all that fantastic…was it? I’ve seen hundreds of things happen when a reporter puts a microphone in front of somebody on live tv. What made the difference with this one?