Kade Walker and his political science professor, Dave Wiltse, at South Dakota State seem to have a strong student-teacher rapport. As Wiltse says, they give each other shit all the time.
But don’t cross your professor when it comes to giving credit on Twitter. Because when Walked tweeted the following, Wiltse couldn’t believe he wasn’t given a mention for his abbreviated wit.
High school: College is no joke, your instructors are very serious and you have to always be proffesional and respectful.
— Kade Walker (@kade_walker) December 7, 2017
And Wiltse’s response to the tweet that generated more than 47,000 retweets and 176,000 likes?
tfw your words go viral, and your punk student doesn’t cite his source. https://t.co/WDDoS0iOHq
— Dave Wiltse (@DaveWiltse) December 8, 2017
The crime in Wiltse’s mind was pretty simple.
Afterward, Wiltse explained Walker is one of his most favorite students and that he was being “apathetic out of affection.” He also couldn’t believe the exchange went viral.
It was just a casual exchange between a prof and a student who like to give each other shit. And it blew up far beyond our circle for reasons I’ll never know.
— Dave Wiltse (@DaveWiltse) December 9, 2017
Walker couldn’t resist giving it back to his professor.
When your *word* goes viral
— Kade Walker (@kade_walker) December 8, 2017
Wiltse, though, seemingly has gotten his viral revenge. His tweet wondering why he didn’t get credit has more than twice as many retweets and favorites as Walker’s initial tweet.