Starting a new year without a new meme! How is that even possible?
Thanks to John Roderick, a leader of Indie rock group the ‘Long Winters’ and a popular podcaster, has now become our first 2021 meme character! Yes, John Roderick dubbed “Bean Dad” by the netizens after his thread of tweets about him teaching his daughter how to open a can went viral!
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On Saturday, musician and podcaster shared a story about his starving 9-year-old struggle or daughter who wanted to eat some roasted beans. After a long thread of tweets - exactly 23 tweets later- people learned the full story!
So, what was the actual story that created a buzz on social media?
Basically, his poor child wanted to eat some roasted beans but then daddy wanted to teach his daughter how to open a tin can all by herself. Her daughter found it really hard to understand how a can opener really works because she is only 9 years old, duh! But the caring dad wanted her child to figure this out no matter how starving she must be!
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After 6 hours of struggles, the annoyed 9-year-old finally discovered how to clamp on the opener to open the can’s lid.
What sounds like a private family matter became the most-shared and commented topic on Twitter. Actually, the tone used to narrate this story actually triggered netizens and created a lot of fuzz on the internet. Then soon we see words like, “She’s 9, “Apocalypse Dad,” “Bean Dad” and “SIX HOURS” started trending on Twitter all Sunday morning.
Some criticise the dad for being too harsh to a 9-year-old child, while others are recounting their own parenting experiences and a few of them couldn’t stop making the memes out of this all situation…
Here we have collected the top 10 best memes and reaction to the bean dad or ‘Beans Dad’:
Ken Jennings of Jeopardy!, Roderick’s podcast co-host also jumped on to the bandwagon:
So, what is the major takeaway from this story?
Well, it’s not about bad parenting, roasted beans or anything... it’s just like we needed a new meme character to spend our New Year’s Weakened and poor bean dad became one!
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Guess, he didn’t even see that coming…
So, now we must add this to our new Year’s resolution to never be a meme character this Year!