While Jimmy Kimmel was trying to make a joke by bringing tourists into the 2017 Oscars ceremony, one man rose above and transcended the joke. That man is Gary from Chicago, and he is the best 2017 Oscars memes to be born from this year's ceremony. Gary showed everyone that you don't need to be famous to achieve great things. All it takes is being on the right tour bus on the right night and suddenly being thrust in front of Hollywood's biggest stars and being ready to completely own the moment. Gary wasted no time making the Oscars his own, taking the opportunities to grab photos with celebrities, pose with other people's Oscars, and ensure that he would go down in Oscar history.
It all worked, as Twitter instantly fell for Gary's charisma and started trying to find as many ways as possible to pay tribute to the instant legend. Twitter was enamored with Gary's instant kinship with winner Mahershala Ali, and with his openness about ignoring white celebrities. Gary may not have been the hero that the Oscars deserved, but he was the one we all desperately needed. Here are some of the best memes celebrating the man who saved the 2017 Oscars.
Gary from Chicago! We've got you covered if you want to come to a game! #Oscars— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 27, 2017
gary from chicago is helping us close out black history month right pic.twitter.com/Kh7T0DeKrK— Ziwe (@ziwe) February 27, 2017
Uncle Gary from Chicago just took Mahershala's Oscar and handed him his phone so the man could take his picture. Black never takes a day off— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) February 27, 2017
Thank goodness for Gary.