There’s a new meme kid in town, and his name is Ashton J.

If you’ve been seeing a very happy, adorable baby with a little red cap flooding your feeds with positivity but also a little mischief, chances are you’ve been blessed by Ashton J.

The kid with the million-meme smile has hit the web running, spreading joy on Instagram as @theofficialashtonj with crowdsourced memes from all across the web.

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Some fans think Ashton J.’s the heir apparent to another meme kid, Gavin. YouTuber Nathan Zed provided a perfect pairing of the two meeting face to face, with the emotional Gavin looking a little unwilling to pass the torch.

It’s all love, though. Whether he’s FaceTiming his girl or texting up a storm, Ashton J. has a complementary chill vibe to Gavin’s all-too-real looks of frustration. And turns out Ashton J. pairs well with a whole host of memes out there. He’s even already worked his magic on the “feel old yet?” meme.

Ashton J. has the good vibes we need to close out a rough year and look toward bigger and better things. There’s a new meme kid in town, and he’s certainly not going anywhere.

April Siese

April Siese

A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.