For Chris Nervegna, a 22-year-old from South River, New Jersey, his now-viral Ross-themed birthday party came together as his own kind of happy accident.
“Jokingly, we threw the idea of having a Bob Ross and Chill kinda party,” Nervegna wrote via email. “I dont think anyone thought we were being serious. But a few hours before the party, a few friends and I bought a bunch of paint supplies at the local art store just in case. Turned out everyone was SUPER excited about it and turned out to be an absolute success by accident.”
On Saturday Nervegna shared a few photos from his successful paint party before heading to bed. He woke up to more than 1,000 likes and, over the course of 24 hours, watched that metric grow to more than 77,000 likes, not to mention over 23,000 retweets.
Naturally his tweet also saw pickups from the aggregation accounts that typically mark tweets as viral successes.
“I have NO IDEA why people are so in love with this tweet/party,” he wrote.
We’ll take a guess: