Hey It's Your Uber Driver
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Hey It's Your Uber Driver refers to an exploitable image featuring an iPhone-style text message notification bar paired with the image of a character or celebrity sitting in a car, implying that the person pictured is the Uber driver who has arrived.
It is unknown where this meme was first posted, but an early instance was first posted by the Weird Facebook page RIP Corey Taylor on April 6th, 2016. The image featured the text message superimposed on a photograph of Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker, who died in a car accident. The post received 65 likes and 37 shares, many of which were by other Weird Facebook pages with larger audiences.
On April 7th, 2016, the HALO Memes Facebook page shared their own version of the meme which gained over 800 likes and 150 shares. The image featured a HALO character riding in a military style vehicle coupled with the text message.
HALO Memes later commented on the post, citing inspiration from Facebook user Ludwig Savant who posted on the Death Grips Shisposting Facebook group.
Another early instance was first appeared on April 8th, 2016, on Tumblr, where the image of the text message was paired with Natsu Dragion of the anime and manga series Fairy Tail. Originally posted by the user megaowlfeatherblog, the post received 400 notes by April 12th, 2016.
On April 7th, the RIP Corey Taylor group posted another superimposed photograph, this time of the American stunt artist Ryan Dunn, who also died in a car crash; this post received over 240 shares as of April 12th.
Also on April 7th, the Facebook page "I play KORN to my DMT plants, smoke blunts all day & do sex stuff" posted an image of a woman dressed as a minion vaping from a car which had also been painted to look like a minion. The image received over 800 likes and over 300 shares. The page proceeded to share several more images in the same vein for the following three days.
By April 10th, the image of the text from the Uber Driver was beginning to appear in Weird Facebook groups, on Tumblr, and in other meme communities. On April 11th, the Tumblr forestofravens posted an image of a Elder Scrolls Silt Strider with the text message overlaid. The post received over 8,400 notes.
 Tumblr – i'm sobbing
 Fairy Tail Wikia – Natsu Dragion
 Facebook – RIP Corey Taylor's post
 Facebook – I play KORN to my DMT plants, smoke blunts all day & do sex stuff
 Tumblr – forestofravens
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