One Direction Fans Just Made A Lamp Maker From New York Internet Famous And It's Adorable

25 November 2014, 12:36 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

A couple of weeks ago we had #AlexFromTarget. Now, meet #JerryFromLamps.

The internet apparently can't get enough of making random unsuspecting people famous. And this time, instead of targeting cute boys at work, they're going after adorable dads.

Meet Jerry Riekert. He's a simple man from New York who makes lamps.

Also apparently Ed Sheeran knew him before he was famous. #hipster

(Can we talk about how cute it is that Jerry's daughter is called Jenny?)

Jerry casually posted this Tweet yesterday while catching up on the American Music Awards.

And because the Internet is weird, it blew up. 

Jerry caught the attention of the 1D fandom for being so dad-like in his reaction to the band, that they have all now accepted him as their new collective dad.

As you might expect, he is pleasantly baffled.

But his lamps are actually very creative - and he now wants to make a 1D-inspired lamp.

People are even trying to get him to follow in Alex From Target's footsteps by going on 'Ellen'.

We salute you, Jerry. You made us lamps when no-one else would.


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