Black Man Crying / Thank God For My Reefer
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Thank God for My Reefer is a viral video of a man crying profusely after smoking a blunt, which has been included in many remixes and parodies. Screencaps of the clip have inspired the 'How old is' Google searches meme format.
The earliest upload of the video was posted by Facebook user DjTickzzy  on November 30th, 2016 with the title "Man starts crying bc his weed is so good 😂😂" (mirror below). However, the original video was uploaded by Instagram user hoodnews24u sometime in November 2016. On December 3rd, 2016, @hoodnews4u posted a screenshot of the video from Facebook with of 18.1 million views (screenshot below, right).
In the following days, the clip was reuploaded to different social media platforms. On December 2nd, YouTube channel nikbistro2 posted the video gathering over 1 million views in less than four years. In the next day, YouTuber Zehn 997 did the same and gained over 2.8 million views.
Also, on December 2nd, a now-deleted Reddit user shared the video in the subrredit r/videos. The post got over 25,700 upvotes (78% upvote ratio) in less than 4 years.
On December 1st, 2016, YouTuber and musician MonoNeon posted a musical parody (shown below, left) reaching over 58,000 views. Four days later, YouTuber Maurice Spears uploaded another remix (shown below, right) which gathered over 50,000 views.
On February 12th, 2017, YouTuber Lyqe posted a remix by superposing the video multiple times. The post has gathered over 11,000 views in less than 4 years.
On February 2nd, 2019, YouTube NirvanaPonyGr4m posted a vocoded version of the clip, gaining over 9,000 views in less than a year.
'How Old Is' Google Searches
'How Old Is' Google Searches" refers to an exploitable image where a man in tears Googles a person or character, and after searching for the life expectancy of something else sharing the same name, concludes the former is close to the end of their life, which makes the man cry harder.
Interview with Know Your Meme
On February 11th, 2021, Know Your Meme interviewed Melvin Lawson about the origins of the viral video referenced in the meme, his history with internet culture and more.
 YouTube – Thank God for my reefer! / Posted on 12-02-2016
 YouTube – Black Man Cries Over The Greatest Blunt / Posted on 12-03-2016
 YouTube – Dude smokes the best weed of his life, starts crying and records it. / Posted on 12-02-2020
 YouTube – MonoNeon: MAN STARTS CRYING BECAUSE HIS WEED IS GOOD! / Posted on 12-01-2016
 YouTube – Thank God for my reefer! REMIX 'Man crying over weed' / Posted on 12-05-2016
 YouTube – Thank God for my reefer! / Posted on 02-12-2017
 YouTube – Thank God For My Reefer Vocoded / Posted on 02-02-2019
 Instagram – @hoodnews24u's Post
 Instagram – @hoodnews24u's's Post
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