Social Media has made way for us to find long lost friends and to share laughs. We have seen people rise through Vine, Instagram and even Facebook, just from making videos doing what they love. But not everyone starts off loving social media, but with a great support system that publishes your first video for you, anything can happen.
Andre Boyd, a North Carolina native, wasn’t too fond of social media; in fact he wasn’t on the internet before his first video. Like many of us, Boyd finds joy in making his family and friends laugh and often times sends them videos, but after one Halloween, he got a bigger reception than normal. Boyd has often before dressed up as Ray Lewis, but this time decided to fully dress as him with black marks and all. He recorded doing the “Trick Or Treat With Effort” speech and sent the video to friends. When received, his friends loved it! They asked him if they could upload it to Facebook and he obliged. Upon returning from trick or treating with his daughter, he received numerous texts about the video being viral and well… the rest is history.
The new social media star has been featured on ESPN, USA Today and countless blogs. Yesterday, I was honored to sit down with him and talk about his new fame, juggling social media and getting to know the man behind it all.
And if you haven’t viewed a video by him, check it out below!