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Bobby Maine Reversing Car and Crying

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Bobby Maine Reversing Car and Crying is a reaction image macro series featuring a shot from the 2018 musical drama film A Star Is Born.

Origin

On October 5th, 2018, the film A Star Is Born premiered in the United States.[1] In the film, Jackson Maine tells his brother Bobby (portrayed by Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott, respectively), that he idolized him. After hearing this, the two-part ways and the camera holds a close up on Bobby as he reverses his car down a driveway while crying (clip below).



Later that year, on December 10th, 2018, the verified A Star Is Born Twitter [2] account shared the frame that would be used in memes. The post received more than 3,100 likes and 470 retweets in less than two years (shown below).


sAR A Star Is Born BORN @starisbornmovie Congrats to #SamElliott on his #CriticsChoice nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his stunning performance in #AStarlsBorn. (9 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR SAM ELLIOTT A STAR IS BORN "SAM ELLIOTT IS WONDERFUL. HE BREAKS YOUR HEART." KENNETH TURAN. Coe Angeles Times 9:38 AM 路 Dec 10, 2018 路 Twitter for iPhone

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The following day, editor Dominick Nero tweeted[3] an edited version of the image with the caption, "me as a kid playing mario kart against my older brother." The post received more than 4,900 likes and 700 retweets in less than two years (shown below, left).

On December 13th, comedian Jaboukie Young-White tweeted[4] the image with the caption, "my organs watching me take medication on an empty stomach with cold brew." The tweet received more than 79,000 likes and 13,000 retweets in less than two years (shown below, center). That day, Redditor [6] ihaveallthelions shared the tweet in the /r/BlackPeopleTwitter subreddit, where it received more than 11,000 points (8% upvoted) and 100 comments in less than two years.

Over the next year, people continued to share variations of Young-White's tweet, replacing the type of medication and the type of chaser. For example, on January 24th, 2020, iFunny [5] user PureAndWholesome shared the image with the caption, "My organs watching me take 800mg of ibuprofen on an empty stomach and chase it with 2 energy drinks." The post received more than 63,000 reactions and 1,100 comments in less than six months (shown below, right).


dom nero @dominicknero me as a kid playing mario kart against my older brother 2:16 PM 路 Dec 11, 2018 路 Twitter Web Client > giabuchi @jaboukie my organs watching me take medication on an empty stomach with cold brew 8:00 AM 路 Dec 13, 2018 路 Twitter for iPhone

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Henry Golding @henrygolding I sill play Mario karts with @jonmchu... It is literally all we ever do. His wife can attest to the fact Odom nero @dominicknero 路 Dec 11, 2018 me as a kid playing mario kart against my older brother 5:00 PM 路 Dec 12, 2018 from London, England 路 Twitter for iPhone my organs watching me take 800mg of ibuprofen on an empty stomach with coffee.
ME LOOKING BACK AT THE PLAYER WHO PURGED ALL MY WORLD BUFFS THAT I SPENT 3 DAYS LOGGED OUT FOR THE 脰NION. UNION @BonMotVivant Danette Chavez Same energy 8:31 PM 路 Apr 6, 2020 路 Twitter Web App > seth @wattupdoo me looking at my match history while i'm in queue 7:09 PM 路 Jan 23, 2020 路 Twitter Web App >

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