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This photo of a man calmly mowing lawn with Tornado in background is epic

Jun 06, 2017 09:49 PM IST

He is being hailed as a metaphor for ‘the plight of married man’, ‘suppressed anxiety’, ‘life in 2017’ and much more for his commitment to his chore.

Few viral photos have the potential to go down the public memory. And this photo of a Canadian man calmly mowing the lawn unaffected by a raging tornado behind him surely makes it to that list.

A Canadian man calmly mowing the lawn while a tornado rages behind him. Photo Credit: Cecilia Wessels (Facebook)
A Canadian man calmly mowing the lawn while a tornado rages behind him. Photo Credit: Cecilia Wessels (Facebook)

Theunis Wessels has become internet’s favourite after his wife, Cecilia Wessels, posted the photo on Facebook, which went viral in no time. The post has been shared nearly 3900 times so far.

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“I had to get it cut,” he told CTV News. “A lot of things happening over the weekend. Children were attending swim meets and some other sporting events over the weekend, so I had to make sure I got it done.”

Wessels is being hailed as a metaphor for ‘the plight of married man’, ‘suppressed anxiety’, ‘life in 2017’ and much more for his commitment to his chore.

While the internet has gone into a frenzy over his uncanny ‘calmness’, he says he “was keeping an eye on it.”

Some users saw the image as symbolic of the current times.

Others saw the image as a metaphor for mundane life

Social media was also flooded with dozens of ‘this is fine’ memes and jokes in honour of this superhero-dad-husband.

When it's storm season in Texas, still gotta get the grass cut! #tornado #Texoma

A post shared by WindriverRoofingRestoration (@windriverroofingrestoration) on

Mow or go? #tornado #weather

A post shared by Dan Worthington (@the.dan.worthington) on

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    Samiksha Pattanaik is a content producer with HT’s social media team. She writes on trending, viral stories and manages content on Facebook and Twitter. Her interest lies in travel, culture, photography and gender issues.

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