Father's Day marks a day in which in the social media explodes with well-wishes and heartfelt tributes to the best dads out there. One post, in particular, went viral almost immediately and it's easy to see why.
A picture's worth a thousand words and all 1,000 make our eyes widen in fear looking at this picture. If one thing's for certain, this little girl sure knows how to get her dad's attention. Can you imagine walking out and seeing your car terrorized by a tyke with a screwdriver? It is a nice gesture, though. Everyone likes to know they're loved.
Within hours, the image could be seen across the internet. Musician Shaggy ("It Wasn't Me") posted it on his Facebook page where it gathered over 1 million shares and 2 million likes. Personal trainer and TV personality, Jillian Michaels posted it for her 2.6 million Facebook fans to see with the caption "The joys of parenthood :) HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!". Jordan Hamilton of the LA Clippers shared the image with his 38,000 followers and as one would assume, the picture went wild on Reddit.
Fortunately for the car, the viral image is just a brilliant marketing ploy courtesy of the creative folks at Meguiar's. According to the Meguiar's Facebook page, the image originated with them as their logo occupies the lower left-hand corner of the original post. The marketing stunt comes with a disclaimer stating that "no paint was harmed in this awesome social media post". Just make sure your kids don't get a hold of the image and try to replicate it for the next holiday.
It's always nice to pay respect where respect is due, especially around Father's Day. Check out this clip of Overhaulin's Chip Foose gush about his car-lovin' old man.
Disclosure: Meguiar’s is a Velocity sponsor