Millions of posts are written on Reddit every day, and the law of averages says that at least a few of those posts involve other Redditors who are more than likely going to read them. From insane stories of blacking out at a music festival to creeps trying to hook up with another guy’s girlfriend, the stories collected here are only possible thanks to the global web phenomenon of a massive online community like Reddit. And the tales prove that sometimes a cringe-worthy post can make for wonderful online fodder. This list is all about the mostly embarrassing, but sometimes triumphant, instances of people recognizing themselves on Reddit.On this list, you’ll see that some of the people who saw themselves on Reddit were so pumped to be featured on the site that they immediately told everyone who they knew, but some of the Redditors who had their lives put on display were less than excited to be front and center on one of the most popular websites in history. Good or bad, all of the posts on this list illustrate the age-old adage that there are two sides to every story, and sometimes the defining version of the story depends on who tells it first.
This Kid Who Kept It Mad Real When He Vacuumed
In a thread that had long devolved into people posting memes of young folks trying to act tough, one commenter pointed out that he was actually one of the kids in the memes. Specifically a picture of a kid trying to look hard next to a Dyson vacuum cleaner. He came clean and said that he was trying to be funny when he took the picture. Sure.