The Distracted Boyfriend meme (which has an incredible backstory) is the gift that keeps on giving as now we come to find out the girl in the meme is absolutely gobsmacked anytime she looks at a phone or computer screen.
Seriously, she is. We have proof, thanks to a Twitter sleuth named Ernie Smith.
Crazy, right? Wait til you see her reactions to a laptop screen. It’s like she found the Holy Grail or something.
She’s even affected by the screen when she isn’t looking directly at it.
She is just pretty much always shocked by one thing or another it would seem.
I wonder if she is aware of her recent meme resurgence?
Also, in case you weren’t aware. She, just like her distracted boyfriend, is also rather easily distracted by the opposite sex.
Oh yeah, her name is Laura, by the way. And she is very aware that she is a meme, reports New York magazine.
How did you discover the meme?
Laura: I started receiving notifications from my friends by tagging me on the posts they found on social media. Then Toni sent us the first emails for interview requests he got about this photo, and I realized that it had become viral.
The man who took the photo, Antonio Guillem, also knows how famous his work has become, saying in statement, “I never thought that one of my images will be that popular. I didn’t even know what a meme is until recently, when the models started to tell me about the memes that people were doing with our work.”