The Very Best of the Success Kid Meme

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The very best of the Success Kid meme shows that age is only a number as this smug little toddler accomplishes things you could only dream about. Complete with a "take that" smirk and a fist full of sand, the Success Kid, or Success Baby, owns everyone he comes in contact, is inventive and unbelievably lucky. His #winning puts even Charlie Sheen to shame. He is just that good, and he's only just a toddler.

The Success Kid meme started as an innocent photo taken by a mother of her son playing on the beach in 2007. Laney Griner photographed the then 11-month-old Sammy and posted the image on her Flickr account with the caption "Why I oughta..." Fast forward a few months and the image, which was since photoshopped to include a second child and the caption of "I hate sandcastles," began appearing on social networking sites like MySpace and StumbleUpon.

Internet users and Redditers especially, took notice and turned Sammy's smug mug into a full blown meme. They placed his image on a blue shaded background image meme template, leaving room for captions above and below the photo. With this move, plus numerous iterations of the overly successful captions, the Success Kid meme was born.

Success Kid shows that he has impeccable timing, can handle anything and just possibly may grow up to be Ryan Gosling. Take his nose and he'll take it right back. He's an overachiever from birth and he's going to tell you all about how awesome he is. What a little brat.
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    Success Kid Owns His Mom

    Success Kid Owns His Mom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best of the Success Kid Meme
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    Success Kid Likes Puppies

    Success Kid Likes Puppies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best of the Success Kid Meme
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    Success Kid Takes A Paternity Test

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    Success Kid Gets Away With It

    Success Kid Gets Away With It is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best of the Success Kid Meme
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    Success Kid Plays Both Sides

    Success Kid Plays Both Sides is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best of the Success Kid Meme
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    Success Kid Can Hold His Liquor

    Success Kid Can Hold His Liquo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best of the Success Kid Meme
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    Success Kid Is Royalty

    Success Kid Is Royalty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best of the Success Kid Meme
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    Success Kid Beats The Odds

    Success Kid Beats The Odds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best of the Success Kid Meme
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