Let's wind the clock back to the halcyon days of 2017: Bitcoin, fidget spinners, solar eclipses, the distracted boyfriend meme, and Black Panther were all the rage.
April The Giraffe Gave Birth A Year Ago & Here’s Your Trip Down Memory Lane
But substantial as those headline-generating trends were, they were obscured — on the Cute Side Of The Internet™ at least — by a pair of giraffes, mother April and son Tajiri, who were housed at a zoo in upstate New York.
When the dust had cleared, the adorable duo achieved total viral and mass media saturation, spawned a raft of related memes, and racked up more than 232 million views on YouTube.
While some of the buzz around the spotted family has ebbed in 2018, their handlers at Action Adventure Park are gearing up to celebrate Taj's first birthday, which falls this weekend on Sunday.
Naturally, both mom and dad, Oliver, are expected to be in attendance, keeping a loving eye on their beautiful long boi.
Even better, fans at home are encouraged to stream the proceedings and share their own congratulations.
Here's hoping the trio has many more birthdays to celebrate in the years to come!
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