Who is Pint Baby? An Irish toddler has become an internet sensation thanks to Nationwide clip
You wouldn't get away with that sort of thing now.
A clip from an archived episode of RTE's Nationwide has become a massive hit on social media and turned an oblivious bystander into an overnight sensation.
RTE journalist Cian McCormack shared the Nationwide clip on Facebook called Single Women Scarce In Kerry which focused on the plight of single men in Kerry.
A particular scene, set in a bar in Ennistymon County Clare, sees a small baby sitting at the bar with what appears to be a pint of Guinness in his tiny baby hands.
As the video did the rounds on Facebook, it sparked one of the biggest mysteries of 2017.
Just who is Pint Baby?
In our nations history..nothing has ever been more important..nothing has ever held more significance!!..— Gav Flaherty (@Gavinflaherty11) February 18, 2017
We NEED to find #PintBaby
In his first public comments since the news broke, RTE Nationwide's 1997 Pint baby says "It didn't do me a bit of harm. Look at me now shur" pic.twitter.com/vDGQYAaSwq— Colm O'Regan (@colmoregan) February 18, 2017
But where is the pint drinking baby now?— Patrick Grant (@Patrick87) February 18, 2017
I was born in 96 so theres a very small chance that I am pint baby— Muireann (@BellXHun) February 18, 2017
Get yourself someone that makes you feel the way Pint Baby feels about stout.— Teresa Coyne (@sorobotic) February 18, 2017
@cian_mccormack Imagine the daft conversation in the edit 'Ah would you look at the baby drinking the pint, isn't he lovely?'— Sharon Ní Icí (@sherqui) February 17, 2017