“Thank you Spiderman for saving my son’s cake”
If you’ve perused the internet recently, it’s highly likely you’ve came across Spider-Man’s latest heroic episode, and a crossroads of two of the internet’s favourite destinations, Spider-Man and cake art.
Combine the two and add a hint of gravity (causing the cake to suffer a slight misfortune) and you’ll get the tweet that spider-rocked the world.
But who was the meme hero behind the tweet liked by over a million people? A Soweto-based South African named Kabelo Mohlahli Boshielo is the local behind the internet’s current favourite meme.
Kabelo posted the tweet of his son’s Spider-Man-themed cake facing some turbulence, seeing the hero in the situation and captioning the picture accordingly.
Thank you Spiderman for saving my son’s cake 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/BHA9cPpgyj
— MZulu wa Limpopo (@KabeloMohlah02) August 24, 2021
‘Thank you Spiderman for saving my son’s cake’ Kabelo expressed in a wit it seems the world appreciated very much.
The meme blew up as comedic gold circling around the very relevant topic trends, with particular emphasis on Spider-Man. The latest Spider-Man installment, No-Way Home is premiering in December and the tweet came about as the premiere’s news was still fresh.
Garnering 1.5 million likes, South Africans applauded Kabelo for his rise to memehood fame and additionally ensured that the world knew which country Kabelo represented.
He’s becoming an icon and we cannot replace him, we cannot pic.twitter.com/InmdKXnOlA
— Uncle Black (@Valenti54292693) August 26, 2021
— 🥦Valo ₿ (@Tainoanomaly) August 25, 2021
Never have I seen 1m likes on a tweet
— Akrobeta🦋 (@thegirlesi) August 26, 2021
It’s a Million pic.twitter.com/r8aQgPvbGt
— Shiisa~Boii (@Siiya_Dhlamini) August 26, 2021
Our very own spiderman . Congratulations KB 🎉🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/NJDGLJYttE
— 🌹THE GYAL (@TheGyal_) August 26, 2021
I’m just here to claim that Kabelo is ours. Thank you and goodbye pic.twitter.com/QxdNzbmZLL
— Cozmino Ntsomi (@CozminoNtsomi) August 26, 2021
Black Twitter right now: pic.twitter.com/jWFICmxDGz
— Thole (@QinisoTMagubane) August 26, 2021
Picture: Twitter/ @KabeloMohlah02