The boy behind the “success kid” meme is all grown up — and trying to use his viral fame to save his dad’s life

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Remember this little guy? His name’s Sam Griner. 

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On Aug. 26, 2007 his mom took a photo of him at 11-months-old, standing on the beach in a green and white shirt, staring into the camera and making a determined little fist. Soon after, the photo morphed into the “Success Kid” meme, and Sam was Internet famous

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He’s now 8 years old:

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And he’s trying to use his Internet fame to find a kidney donor and save his dad’s life. 

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(Visit the family’s GoFundMe page for more).