With a face bearing extremely funny and “difficult” expressions, Gavin Thomas is favored with the nickname “meme saint” on social networks and is especially famous in China. After becoming an internet phenomenon, he was enthusiastically welcomed by the media and had as many fans as the big stars in the country of billions of people.
If you are a person who often hangs around in groups, you will surely at least once come across the extremely funny meme below.
Gavin’s mixed expression between bewilderment, helplessness, stalemate and discomfort makes viewers excited
It is not difficult to find the identity of the famous “meme saint”. That boy is Gavin Thomas (born in 2010 in the US) started appearing in mock photos since he was just over 2 years old and thanks to the enthusiastic “promotion” of his uncle Nick Mastodon, by the age of 5, Gavin had really “exploding” with a series of photos recording faces with expressions that no one can help.
It all started with a 10-second clip of a gecko on Gavin’s head, which scared the boy but still tried to act calm as if nothing happened. The short clip has brought Gavin to the “peak” of the meme.
The 10-second clip causes a fever of the “holy meme”
After the “salty” expressions became more and more popular, Gavin began to become a famous legendary meme icon. Online communities in many places like to use the boy’s image to joke in chats with friends, and the Chinese are no exception. They even called that meme: “Smiling shyly but still without losing the necessary politeness.”
Gavin Thomas is very popular in China for his unique facial expression. Even at the event “Weibo Festival Night” held on January 11, 2019, the boy was constantly asked to take pictures with famous stars in the Chinese entertainment industry.
At the “Weibo Festival Night” held in 2019, Gavin still stood out in front of the famous Chinese guests with an unmistakable “fake” smile.
Currently, Gavin Thomas is as famous as an A-list star in China, with a Weibo MXH account reaching nearly 2 million fans. Not only that, the blessing clips that are only a few seconds long of the “holy meme” are also always sold out.
Recently, an online platform that sells all kinds of custom blessing clips (played by real people) in China has launched special versions featuring Gavin.
Many netizens have ordered it because they love the meme boy. In the congratulatory clips, Gavin speaks in English and Chinese, all of which are simple sentences like “Happy Birthday”, “Thank you”… The similarity is in each video he says showed his characteristic “shy smile but still did not lose the required politeness”.
Gavin wishes fans a happy Valentine’s Day
Or say simple Chinese sentences like “Hi, my name is Gavin. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival. I love you!”
Mr. Uy – the representative and responsible for all of Gavin’s activities in China – said that each blessing clip will cost 450 yuan (equivalent to 1.6 million dong).
“I’m not contracted with any agency or organization, this is just my personal relationship with the boy’s parents.” – Mr. Uy said.
Mr. Uy also revealed that he should be with Gavin’s family at the “Weibo Festival Night” event in 2019. At his suggestion, Gavin agreed to produce funny blessing clips at the request of guests. row.
“Every month we receive orders, but the quantity is not too much.” – Mr. Uy said.
He emphasized that he and Gavin’s parents did not see this as making money and overworked the boy. They realize that Gavin is loved by many people and want more people to receive his blessing.
Mr. Uy also said, before making the clip, they will ask Gavin’s personal opinion and the boy will self-evaluate whether he wants to make that blessing clip or not. If Gavin does not want, Mr. Uy will apologize and refund the customer.
Meme boy Gavin is all grown up now
According to a BBC report in 2019, Gavin was enjoying his life as an influencer at the time. His dream is to become a professional gamer and YouTuber, and start studying acting in his spare time, exploring development opportunities in both China and the US to attend paid events.
All the money earned from the clips was saved by Gavin’s uncle and mother to use when the boy went to college.
In the world, there used to be many characters who suddenly became famous and became characters who were manipulated by netizens. Most of them have funny faces like “Holy Brian”, “Success Kid” (successful boy) or Yao Ming…
However, these characters are usually only associated with a specific expression. Gavin is a special case when appearing in many forms with different humorous expressions and still exerts a great influence to this day.