A viral meme turned into an epic event of a ‘Josh fight.’ Only the most-worthy ‘Josh’ will return home with his name. Here’s what happened to this most memorable event.
On Saturday, April 24, a group of people with names ‘Josh’ were exclusively invited to an epic battle. Hundreds of people joined the event held in Lincoln, Nebraska. As the people with names mentioned joined the event, supporters of each Josh were also in the event to support their versions of ‘Josh.’ Who won?
The epic ‘Josh’ fight: How it started?
Last April, the founder of the said ‘Josh fight’ named Josh Swain from Arizona randomly invited dozens of people in a Facebook group chat. All the members of the said group chat were names starting with his complete name, Josh Swain.
The original Josh Swain started the conversation in which he said, “You’re probably wondering why I’ve gathered you all here today.” Another Josh Swain replied with “Because we all share the same names…?” Then, the original Josh said, “precisely.” He then, sent a date and coordinates where they’ll all be meeting for the first time.
“We fight, whoever wins gets to keep the name, everyone else has to change their name, you have a year to prepare, good luck,” Swain wrote.
Surprisingly, the said group chat went viral last year. The contest even went more widely with anyone specifically named ‘Josh.’ After an exact year ago, the original Swain was shocked to see that a lot of people were waiting for the said event he started.
In a tweet, he revealed that he just started the Josh fight thing as a joke. He was surprised to see that a lot of Joshes would love to fight for their name.
What happened to the event?
Hundreds of people named ‘Josh‘ gathered in the place coordinates where original Josh mentioned on the viral post.
“‘Remember this thing from nine months ago?'” his friends told him. “It was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, they remembered.'”
As he went to the event, he was shocked to see hundreds of people named Josh. Even equipped with the pool noodles that original Josh said to bring with.
Most of the Joshes that went to the event were dressed in costumes. Their each supporters also worn t-shirts with design read as “I’m with Josh,” “Team Josh,” and “Go Josh! Beat Josh!”
Who won the ‘Josh fight’
Of course, no real fight really happened on the said battle of Joshes. In fact, the winner of the event was given to a 4-year-old Lincoln resident Josh Vinson Jr. who was deemed the ultimate josh, local ABC journalist Yousef Nasser reported.
The father of Vinson Jr.., Josh Vinson Sr. said that his son would “remember this for the rest of his life.”
The original Josh Swain sent his regards to all the men who went to his epic event. He also used the gathering as a way to raise money for the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Foundation.
“Thank you so so much to all the volunteers that helped out and the residents of the great city of Lincoln for being so welcoming and making this event incredible,” Swain wrote on Twitter after the event. “Still in disbelief at the moment but amazed at the incredible support.”