When something goes viral on the internet, it is because it is funny, and usually because it resonates with many people. People also think that it will resonate with their friends, so they share it, and then their friends share it to their friends. One such viral internet trend is the glo-up trend, a spinoff of the word “grow up.”
In glo0up pictures that people post on Twitter, Facebook or other social sites, young people post two pictures side by side. One picture is of them when they were younger, and another when they are older. Usually, it is shown to highlight how they progressed, often in terms of beauty and attractiveness.
However, the glo-up trend got a new twist, according to Insider, and this went even more viral. One girl, Caitlin Crowley, posted two pictures of herself side by side. The difference between the two pictures is that in the first one, she was with her boyfriend, while in the second one, she was with her new girlfriend. In other words, she came out as a lesbian.
This trend became very popular, and many people started posting photos relating to how they came out of the closet, so to speak. The second picture usually shows them happily living out the life they chose to live. Caitlyn, the first girl who posted the picture, said that she never expected it to resonate with so many people. She said that she hopes that all the pictures that people are posting will now show other people who are still in the closet that they are not alone, and that there are many others like them. Perhaps it will give them the courage to come out of the closet themselves, or at least it will give them the emotional support they need by seeing that there are many others who face the same issue as they do. In this case, a viral internet trend is more than funny. It is inspiring, too.