Over the weekend, this video of 10-year-old Mason Ramsey singing Hank Williams Jr.'s "Lovesick Blues" in an Illinois Walmart became a viral smash. How could it not? He's only 10 and has the voice of an Appalachian angel. He is so small and his belt buckle is so big. He's giving you Ryman Auditorium realness from what appears to be the, uh, air mattress? section? of this Walmart? I can't tell, it's too blurry.
This is all to say that the video rules, and I am praying to same lord that Mason sings about that he does not get milkshake ducked. Real quick for those of you who don't get paid to be on the internet all day, getting milkshake ducked is when you go viral and then people look into you and it turns out you're racist/sexist/generally a piece of shit. It comes from this tweet:
The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist— pixelated boat [ASMR] binaural ~4 hours~ (@pixelatedboat) June 12, 2016
I am in no position to deny you a quick Google search of this child's family or how his district voted in 2016. Nor am I in the position to assume that any child in a cowboy hat probably comes from a racist family. I am just a girl, standing in front of her readers, asking them to please keep this meme fun for as long as possible. It would be really great to watch him tap his little boot with as little context as possible.
Anyway, here are some really good versions of this meme, including an EDM flip that made me cry actual tears.
i been thinkin bout that lil kid in walmart .. tapping his rainboot with his dope ass belt buckle .. while a group of ladies jus sit there n watch him yodel .. n while y’all makin fun of lil bro .. when’s the last time u was in walmart with a crowd of females watchin u yodel— duunk (@duunk) March 30, 2018
I can’t wait to cast Timothee Chalawhatever in my biopic about the yodeling Walmart boy— Shakira (@jodecicry) April 1, 2018