cotton eye joe viral tweet

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This guy made an incredible ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ mashup of his girlfriend’s selfies

If it hadn't been for Cotton Eye Joe...

Jun 16, 2018, 4:33 pm

Internet Culture

Bryan Rolli 

Bryan Rolli

Some heartfelt conversations are too wonderful to keep to yourself.

That logic motivated a new viral tweet from Twitter user @Marissa_Tee_, who shared a screen recording that her boyfriend sent her in the middle of a heart-to-heart conversation. In the video, her boyfriend shuffles through a few different mirror selfies of her in a bathing suit while (sort of) mouthing the lyrics to “Cotton Eye Joe.”

The actions sync up hysterically well, to the point that @Marissa_Tee_ might as well be dancing along to the Rednex classic. Her boyfriend clearly agrees, because pretty soon he cracks himself up and starts singing a bunch of gibberish—which, let’s face it, is preferable to that godawful middle school dance anthem anyway.

Since she posted it on Thursday, @Marissa_Tee_’s tweet has earned more than 662,000 likes and 239,000 retweets—just proof that some things really do deserve to be shared with the world.

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*First Published: Jun 16, 2018, 4:33 pm