Richard Spencer is a neo-Nazi whose media profile rises with every vile statement he makes: he is an advocate of debunked racial science, called Martin Luther King Jr. a "fraud and degenerate," and is working for the United States to become "an ethno-state that would be a gathering point for all Europeans." Spencer was in the middle of an interview during the inauguration day protests, explaining the meaning behind his Pepe The Frog pin (a neo-Nazi symbol itself) when he was punched in the head by a member of the anarchist protest movement, the black bloc.
For those who see physically confronting Nazis as preserving democracy, not undermining it, the attack was a much-need spot of good news. Eventually, Twitter users started sharing videos of the punch synced up to music. Ironically, as Spencer was explaining a meme co-opted to preach hate, he became one of the young year's most uplifting viral sensations. There's even an entire Twitter account, @PunchedToMusic, dedicated to spreading the clip. Check out some of our favorites below.