A Texas man and his 2 dogs are on a mission to get more retweets than Ellen

Terry Shipman is not sponsored by Samsung. Terry Shipman is a regular American. Terry Shipman also has nearly 50,000 retweets.

 

Brendan O'Connor

Internet Culture

Published Mar 5, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:28 pm CDT

Texas man Terry Shipman would like to invite you to help him surpass Ellen DeGeneres and her Samsung-sponsored Oscar selfie as Twitter’s Most Retweeted.

Let’s see if we can beat the Oscar re-tweets! pic.twitter.com/hke2BbcUJb

— Terry Shipman (@terry_shipman) March 4, 2014

Terry Shipman has two dogs. Terry Shipman is not sponsored by Samsung. Terry Shipman is a regular American. Terry Shipman also has nearly 50,000 retweets.

He’s a hero.

Great start on the re-tweets. Let’s keep It going.

— Terry Shipman (@terry_shipman) March 5, 2014

Terry Shipman is also not a hoax! “This is my dad,” Terry’s son Mike wrote to me in an email. “He never gets on Twitter and the one picture he tweets goes viral. While he might not get to 3 million retweets the number should continue to increase with all the love and support he is getting.”

“I find it hilarious,” Mike wrote.

Just pure Internet weirdness and lulz. Remember what the Internet was like before neverending hoaxes ruined it?

Photo via Terry Shipman

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*First Published: Mar 5, 2014, 1:02 pm CST