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The internet turned this photo of a young Target employee into a massive meme yesterday

Meet Alex from Target.

YESTERDAY, THIS INNOCENT photo of a young Target employee named Alex inexplicably went viral.

It started yesterday when a Twitter user named @auscalum posted it with the accompanying text, “YOOOOOO”.

Though she later clarified that the photo was not hers and she begged for the hoopla to cease, Alex from Target quickly became its own beast.

Even Ariana Grande showed him some love.

The internet soon identified @acl136 as being the Alex from Target. Alex copped that he was an internet heartthrob on Sunday night.

The internet also uncovered his girlfriend. She seems suitably freaked out by the whole thing.

Alex from Target now has in excess of 266,000 followers on Twitter, all on the basis of that one photo.

B1c6zRaCEAAmKZ3 Source: auscalum/Twitter

We predict it’ll all die down today, but we bet it was a nice ego boost for Alex while it lasted.

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