The internet apparently can't get enough of making random unsuspecting people famous. And this time, instead of targeting cute boys at work, they're going after adorable dads.
Meet Jerry Riekert. He's a simple man from New York who makes lamps.
Also apparently Ed Sheeran knew him before he was famous. #hipster
so my dad met ed sheeran.. pic.twitter.com/iz1VCODtHc— Jenny Riekert (@jenny_riekert) April 11, 2014
(Can we talk about how cute it is that Jerry's daughter is called Jenny?)
Jerry casually posted this Tweet yesterday while catching up on the American Music Awards.
I'm not a fan of One Direction being a 50 year old man and all but they can actually sing #amas— Jerry Riekert (@jrtoh15) November 24, 2014
And because the Internet is weird, it blew up.
Jerry caught the attention of the 1D fandom for being so dad-like in his reaction to the band, that they have all now accepted him as their new collective dad.
I found my new dad @jrtoh15— montageous (@slangzouis) November 25, 2014
@jrtoh15 jerry you're my real dad— just Liv//pls Harry (@heartfuckharry) November 24, 2014
@jrtoh15 WELCOME TO THE FANDOM DAD.— (@ScreamOutHarry) November 24, 2014
As you might expect, he is pleasantly baffled.
how did the one direction fans find me I'm just a simple man from New York who makes lamps— Jerry Riekert (@jrtoh15) November 24, 2014
But his lamps are actually very creative - and he now wants to make a 1D-inspired lamp.
here are some of my lamps I made opinions and critiques welcome 1 directioner fans pic.twitter.com/60dI6WL8Wr— Jerry Riekert (@jrtoh15) November 24, 2014
any ideas for a one direction inspired lamp? I don't know much about them I just know how to make lamps— Jerry Riekert (@jrtoh15) November 25, 2014
People are even trying to get him to follow in Alex From Target's footsteps by going on 'Ellen'.
We salute you, Jerry. You made us lamps when no-one else would.