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    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.

    ** USAGE INQUIRIES: Please contact laneyg@me.com. **

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    thanks for all the love :)

    erin jaffe, Weird_Aunt_Martha, and 635 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. BlackenedBoy 22 months ago | reply

      He'll probably find all of this pretty hysterical when he's old enough to really understand.

    2. Ayers Photo 21 months ago | reply

      Who would've guessed this would've become a meme? Great shot!

    3. MRCAB 20 months ago | reply

      There's not a day that goes by that I don't see this image re-posted and re-posted on the net.

    4. gdelargy 20 months ago | reply

      I think this is the first time I've ever seen a meme's "source". Weird to think that an innocent snap could take on a life of its own, and good that karma's rewarded you in the end.

    5. eri molina 19 months ago | reply

      oh boy, you took this photo! I've seen in all over facebook. lol

    6. Vinícius Barcelos 19 months ago | reply

      Como não favoritar uma das fotos mais famosas do mundo virtual?

    7. nathansmithphoto 18 months ago | reply

      Wow, this 3D software sculpture is pretty cool! www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-A4j0OwO4A&sns=em (as if Success Kid weren't already immortal!)

    8. robherr 15 months ago | reply

      Nice! I like finding the originals of "internet forwards", a few of mine are now in the domain of anonymous cyberspace...

    9. timehealsallwounds 14 months ago | reply

      I think it's photoshop.

    10. Laney G 13 months ago | reply

      It was edited in PS but we were at the beach here in Jacksonville. He was 11 months old then, he'll be 7 in September. I thought it was a funny shot but never could've imagined all of this.

    11. mugley 12 months ago | reply

      18-55 kit lens zoomed all the way in?

    12. Laney G 12 months ago | reply

      @mugley: Probably right. This was with my first dSLR, a Nikon D40.

    13. mugley 12 months ago | reply

      Awesome. Another example I can use next time someone tells me you can't do anything good with a kit lens :)

    14. are16ocean 11 months ago | reply

      Yo estuve aquí

    15. dr.waqarakram 11 months ago | reply

      Awsome I like it

    16. dr.waqarakram 11 months ago | reply

      Can I please use this photo for my blog post about sammy

    17. dr.waqarakram 11 months ago | reply

      I Got in contact on e-mail and got permission Thanks Miss

    18. Pola_tweet 5 months ago | reply

      Hi, wanted to know if you agree with that this image be used in a presidential campaign in Chile. www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=577880268951288

    19. Pola_tweet 5 months ago | reply

      hi, wanted to know if you agree with that this image be used in a presidential campaign in Chile . www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=577880268951288&set=a...

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