Why I oughta...

Original posting for what became the meme "I Hate Sandcastles", and then later, the meme known as "Success Kid". (knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-hate-sandcastles-success-kid)


This photo was taken by his mother, Laney, at the beach in Jacksonville, Florida in 2007, when Sam was 11 months old.



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thanks for all the love :)

  • Laney Griner 5mo

    If you haven't seen it, you can view it here. Such a great positive message. So happy we got to be part of it!
  • Lisa_Harrison 5mo

    That's awesome, Laney!
  • Miguel Lopez 5mo

    Good God, I can't believe what my eyes are seeing.
  • Paula McManus 3mo

    best photo ever :)
  • evilwickedmeanandnasty 3mo

    I always wondered where this cute young man came from. I read that there are Health Problems. Prayers and good thoughts your way. God Bless.
  • rebeen world 3mo

    i love this on every time i look at it
  • himanshu nautiyal 3mo

    AWESOME....so this is where it came from
  • Aamir Md. Naeem 3mo

    now i know the source ..
  • saurabh sharan 3mo

    nice expression
  • Tim Ball 3mo

    Brilliant capture of expression and mood!
  • alabang 3mo

    I am humbled by this discovery
  • Karol 3mo

    "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity" resulting here in a brilliant capture and a lovely story, thank you Laney and Samuel.
  • Simon Cresdee 3mo

    still love this image...
  • JDAC 3mo

    Wow, I had no idea that the mother of this kid is someone I used to work with. That's a small world!
  • Scott 3mo

    What a great looking expression and photograph!
  • B's gallery! 3mo

    This is MY expression whenever I conquer/overcome something.......YYYYYYESSSS!

    Excellent shot..this has been an internet sensation for so long..
  • Bear aka Haarleyman 3mo

    gotta love this kid
  • Karol Franks 3mo

    I hope his dad gets off dialysis and gets a kidney soon!
    Our daughter needs one too. It's tough watching someone you love go through this. Best of luck to you all!
  • Simon Whitney 3mo

    Love his. Face good luck to all!
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Taken on August 26, 2007
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