Dad of 'Success Kid' Gets Successful Kidney Transplant


The father of the boy made into a famous meme dubbed "Success Kid" is back at home after having a successful kidney transplant last week.

Sammy Griner became famous on the Internet after a picture of him as an 11-month-old infant went viral. In the picture Sammy has his hand balled up into the fist with a pugnacious look on his face, the image quickly turned into the "Success Kid" meme.

While the family thought that funny viral moment would be the end of it, the family credits the meme with helping them raise funds for the operation. By using the "Success Kid" meme they were able raise thousands of dollars in just days after launching the fundraiser. In total, the family said they raised more than $100,000 to help with care surrounding the operation.

“There’s so much positivity,” Sammy’s mother Lainey Griner told ABC News. “There’s not a single thing we regret about ‘Success Kid.’ ... It’s pretty crazy how it all happened. I still can’t wrap my head around it.” Continue reading