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The dad claims he was just looking down.

Nothing like getting on Twitter to waste some time and see what hot new memes are circulating. Take, for instance, this picture of an older gentleman photobombing a young woman while she takes a selfie. One glance is all it takes to see how highly meme-able it is.

And Twitter had no problem rising to the challenge.

Now imagine logging on and discovering that latest viral sensation is your father.

People seemed to find that fact even funnier than the original post.

Alex Leavey, 23, was shown the tweet by her sister’s fiancé, and she told BuzzFeed News that she found the whole situation pretty funny.

“I immediately knew it was my dad and was laughing at most of the replies to it,” she said “My dad has a really big personality so for people who know him it was so funny that of all people walking around in Manhattan of all places this picture was taken and he’s in it.”

Leavey also mentioned that her father, Dennis Leavey of Queens, NY, is blind in one eye so he wasn’t actually checking anybody out. She said she asked her father about the photo, and he said has no memory of the moment.

“Looking at the picture, he says he was just looking down!” she said.

She also added another picture of her father, apparently captured in the middle of an air guitar solo.

Alex even interacted a bit with the original poster, and everyone seemed to agree that the situation was pretty amusing.

Although a few people skipped through all the buzz and focused on what was really important.

H/T BuzzFeed

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.

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