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Extra Pictures Show The Full Story Of The Distracted Boyfriend Meme

Tom Wood

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Extra Pictures Show The Full Story Of The Distracted Boyfriend Meme

Remember the distracted boyfriend meme? Of course you do. Ever wonder what happened to the three people in the photograph in the end?

What do you mean, no?

Anyway, someone has pieced together the photographs and - once observed as a whole - a completely different and unexpected twist emerges.

Let's start from the beginning.

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Credit: Shutterstock

Obviously we all know how it starts - a man and woman are walking down the road together when his eyes start to wander to the behind of a passing woman.

That's the set-up.

According to the timeline we've been given, the pair then end up getting engaged, but even when he is on bended knee proposing to his beloved, the man's eyes are still wandering to the mystery passing girl.

Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock

That's a sign of things to come.

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Credit: Shutterstock

Eventually, the three people end up meeting and the women become friends. What initially begins as a friendship over a cup of coffee then turns into something more - and that's where the s*** really hits the fan for our distracted boyfriend.

Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock

The whole thing ends with the two women getting married after dating for a while, and the final shot in this series of era-defining stock photographs shows our 'hero' staring at a rain-soaked window, alone and sad.

That's a cautionary tale for the meme generation if ever there was one.

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Credit: Shutterstock

That being said, he did stare at another woman while he was proposing to someone. It ain't a good look and he doesn't deserve that much sympathy.

Anyway, this is - of course - silly. It's just a selection of stock images, there's no indication of whether or not this is actually the order. You could probably make a load of different scenarios out of the provided photographs.

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Credit: Shutterstock

People seem to like this ending, though.

On Twitter, the initial reveal has been retweeted nearly 90,000 times and has been liked close to 235,000 times.

The internet really needed to know this, apparently.

One person called it 'the gay twist of the century'.

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Credit: Shutterstock

Another added: "So, because he looked at some other girl, his girl stole her? Well played."

As for the actual stock photos, if you want the real story, here you go.

A while back, LADBible spoke to Laura - the model's real name - and her distracted boyfriend - a guy called Mario - about the success and meme-ification of the distracted boyfriend photo.

She said: "For me it was a curious and funny photo shoot, especially when we had to make the photos like the meme, more humorous. When people saw us simulate those scenes in the street, they stopped to look and laugh. In my case, I had to have a more serious face, I had a hard time keeping it."

Credit: Shutterstock
Credit: Shutterstock

Antonio Guillem, who took the photos, said: "Because we were having a great sales response to our work, we decided to take a few risks planning a session representing the infidelity concept in relationships in a playful and fun way.

"As I always work with the same models, it was quite easy to create the situation even though it was quite challenging to achieve face expressions that were believable.

"Mainly, because we always have a really great work atmosphere and almost all the time one of the models was laughing while we were trying to take the picture."

Aren't you glad you know this?

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Viral, Interesting, Weird

Tom Wood
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