We’re talking about Internet’s new crush, a handsome tea-seller A.K.A. social media’s #ChaiWala from the streets of Islamabad, Pakistan.
The social media sensation started when Javeria (Jiah Ali), a Pakistani photographer who credits her work as Jiah’s Photography posted this image on her Instagram account.
According to the photographer, her first two shots of the tea-seller were of him looking down, concentrating on the chai he was making. But the viral moment was captured seconds after he looked up at her.
“He shied away, smiling, as soon as he saw me,” she told BuzzFeed.
Since then, the young man pouring tea has caught the fancy of Internet users on social media.
Pakistani girls are drooling over that chai wala and you accuse us of being gold-diggers.— Rubab (@ItCouldBeRubab) 16 October 2016
India-Pakistan tensions were fair game for those on the #ChaiWala bandwagon.
But others saw the unsuspecting tea-seller as the only hope for peace between the two sparring countries.
It was only a matter of time before someone decided to compare Pakistan’s new Internet sensation with the other famous #ChaiWala of India.
After the photo went viral, the photographer went back to find the man, hoping to meet him again, she told IBTimes. And soon, her wish came true.
We couldn’t help notice that the #ChaiWala story mirrors that of Jeremy Meeks – the ‘hot mug-shot guy’ -- who became the internet’s collective crush after a mug-shot of him posted by police authorities went viral. Meeks went on to become a model after he was released from prison -- and our #ChaiWala has already bagged a few offers.