You know those TV shows where a teenage boy or girl only plans on inviting a few pals over for a small gathering?
But then the entire school basically shows up and things get wild and crazy and the police have to eventually come in and break everything up?
That’s essentially what happened to Rubi Ibarra Garcia.
Except it wasn’t the entire school that planned on coming to his daughter’s birthday party. It was all of Mexico.
Allow us to explain…
Garcia has become an unwanted viral sensation after he shared a video on Facebook that featured him, his wife and his daughter standing side by side.
“Hello, how are you doing? We invite you on December 26 to our daughter Rubi Ibarra Garcia’s quinceañera party,” Garcia says in the footage, which you can watch at the outset of this article.
For the record, a quinceañera party is a traditional Latin American celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday.
In this case, Rubi’s is scheduled to take place in La Joya, a small town in the central state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. A few local bands are scheduled to play during the celebration.
Within hours of this video being posted on Facebook, however, it caught fire for some reason.
It was shared nearly as quickly as Chewbacca Mom, causing hundreds of thousands of people to both respond and/or to create videos or memes in mockery of the original invite.
Actor Gael García Bernal even got into the fun with this spoof of the video, which youc an watch below:
Rubi’s father reportedly reached out to the creators of the fake events to ask for them to remove the posts, trying to explain that the party was only intended for family and friends…
… not all of Mexico.
It was a valiant effort.
But it failed to make a dent in the many memes that have since gone viral along with Garcia’s invite.
There’s even a secondary ticket market going on for the party.
(Not really, but the following Tweet made us laugh.)
Happy early 15th birthday, Rubi!
Sounds like your party is gonna be a blast… and THEN SOME.