Young Boy Becomes A Meme And Uses It To Pay For His Education

Written by Kevin Revie
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Memes can sometimes stem from the most unexpected places only to become Internet sensations after they are passed around and endlessly manipulated. Some of the most popular memes include:

  • The Most Interesting Man In The World
  • Philosoraptor
  • Success Kid
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Becoming a meme isn’t necessarily a blessing, most people would rather not have their face associated with a viral gag.

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However, one young boy from Ghana is unknowingly benefiting from becoming a meme as it’s paying for his education.

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Five-year-old Jake, who lives in a small village in the north of Ghana, was photographed by Carlos Cortes when he was visiting his small classroom.

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After Cortes shared the picture of Jake pensively doing his schoolwork, it became an Internet sensation in South Africa.

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The picture became photoshopped to different hilarious results and continually tweeted with comic relatable quotes that take the image into a new context entirely.

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However, this viral image of Jake has worked in his favor. One of his past mentors decided to start a GoFundMe page to help pay for the young boy’s education as well as resources for all of his classmates.

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