Once upon a time, in the 21st century...
Lauren Allen, a.k.a. Bishsicle on Twitter, took a mirror selfie while trying on an outfit at Forever 21. Some guy walking in the background made it into the photo–with quite the expression on his face. Lauren posted the shot to Snapchat, with the caption, "Guy in the back is shook."
Okay, nothing too crazy there.
But then, 20 minutes later, Allen received a Snapchat from a stranger. It turned out to be a selfie of the photobomber, wearing the same shirt and hat, captioned, "I'm shook."
Someecards spoke with Allen over Twitter DM, where she filled us in on her side of this wild ride.
"I was shopping with my friends and opened the door to show them what I had tried on," she said. Ah, that explains why the dressing room door was open. She posted the Snapchat, and one of her followers recognized the guy in the background, so they forwarded him the Snap, she said. "I have about 8,000 people view my story," Allen told Someecards, "so someone who knew the guy in the background screenshot my story and sent hit to him." Within 20 minutes, he had seen her Snap, and he sent her the selfie.
She replied to him saying, "THAT'S SO FUNNY," but the conversation ended there. (Sort of.) "We never spoke again," she told us.
A ton of people responded to Allen's tweet, marveling at how wild it all was.
However, the two sort of did speak again.
The photobomber, Payton Buck, reached out to Someecards to provide his side of the story.
"I was looking for my girlfriend in the dressing room as I accidentally walked up on [Allen] and she took a picture. Me and my girlfriend were on the way home, and my girlfriend got a Snap of this girl's story from a friend," Buck told us. "So me and my girlfriend got the girl's username and I snapped her and said 'I'm shook' just as a joke, to let her know I found it and I know."
However, Buck wasn't quite ready for ~viral fame~.
"Then [Allen] posted it on Twitter. And I didn't care at first, but then it started to go viral, and I asked her nicely five or six times to take it down," Buck said, noting that the picture made it seem like he was creeping on Allen, even though he was not. (And, tbh, it doesn't really seem like that. He just looks like a passerby caught off guard...) Buck added that Allen's refusal to take the post down resulted in a Twitter fight and consequently even more viral fame. Ha.
And even though he wasn't on board with the whole thing at first, Buck was pleased to provide his side of the story in this viral drama. Plus, he and his girlfriend seemed to be enjoying the fame a little more than they let on.