Kenneth Bone: Breakout star of the second US Presidential debate
Published 10/10/2016 | 08:46
It was a tense, bad-tempered debate, kicking off without the candidates shaking hands.
Social media, however, found one glimmer of light to cling on to: Kenneth Bone, an affable-looking man in glasses and a red jumper, who posed a concise and intelligent question to the candidates about energy policy.
"What steps," he asked, "will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?"
For some reason - possibly related to his appearance and his manner - Mr Bone struck a chord with the viewing public.
Moments later, he was a bona fide viral phenomenon:
#kennethbone is the man— Jamie Granato (@rezound) October 10, 2016
#kennethbone is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Thanks ken. You're taking us to a better place.— Ephram Wilkoff (@wilkoffe) October 10, 2016
@zacharyebell done.— justaguy (@JMurray247) October 10, 2016
@Jennyanthejets u did it— ᴀᴄᴀᴘᴘᴇʟʟɪᴏᴛᴛ (@maestroskillz) October 10, 2016