A simple picture made by an American teenager from his mother's amateur painting and posted online has begun a domino effect that swept the web.
Florida teacher Cindi Decker went to art class with a companion and returned home with a rather impressive painting on the canvas of egret.
The son of Ms. Decker, Matthew, bought her mother holding her image and putting it on Reddit's social media, saying: "My [mum] painted this and said that no one would like that. That's her second painting. "
The art teacher was a hit, with more than 24,000 people "pre-dominating", which was delighted by the young young artist and her son.
However, what happened next was even more beautiful.
The next day, the artist in Sweden, Christopher Zeterstrand, saw the place and had an idea; he decided to paint Mrs. Decker holding her painting.
He also released the image for Reddit, saying: "I painted the mother to someone".
It started with a chain of art that broke the Internet.
Canadian journalism journalist Leila Amerma joined the party, painting a picture of Mr. Zetterstrand, holding her painting with Mrs. Dekker with her painting (with us?). Again, it was at Reddit. "It took some time and it's not perfect," she writes. "But I painted the boy who painted the other man's mother."
Enter the artist Tracy Setre who added her picture to the colorful mix, followed by Travis Simpson, who reportedly stayed up all night to paint his contribution, and then published a photo written on Reddit: "When I was sinking into staying the bigger part of the night to paint a meme for internet points … "
Speaking on Washington PostMr Zetterstand, who started the entire chain, called him "funny and weird" adding that he has received thousands of messages from people around the world and estimates that millions of people have seen his painting.
"Many contacted me and they told me that it made them happy," he said Washington Post. "It really is touching."
For her part, Ms. Decker was blown away from the response and joined Reddit under the name "imthemomwhopaints", to thank her new fans.
"I was afraid that I would read many hateful comments," she writes. "Everybody has proven me so wrong, I suppose most of you could be my children, and you will get a bad rap in this world. You are all compassionate, caring, and a ton of fun!" "Thank you for raising me!" Everybody inspired me that. "