So, THIS is what the blinking meme man looks like in real life 5 years ago

So, THIS is what the blinking meme man looks like in real life

It was the meme of the year.

While there have been some fab memes in 2017, we have to say that this one was one of our faves.

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It stood as a great explainer to anyone who was confused, or in disbelief.

Just take a look here:

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See? Twitter has got a lot of mileage out of it this year.

And now, the man behind the meme has finally been revealed, and we were not expecting this:

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He appeared on Good Morning America and his name is Drew Scanlon, from San Francisco.

He told the Guardian earlier this year: "I like what memes can do for people. They’re such fun, throwaway things I see. These memes have been generally positive.

"It’s a little scary because there’s always the danger someone could change it to something different.

"It’s not like I’ve a say in what the internet does with a gif of my face. But I’m pleased to see people are enjoying it."