2016 has been a troubling year so far. There have been devastating breakups, horrifying endorsements and the looming possibility of Patanjali jeans in the near future. But it seems like the Universe has decided to reward us finally. Behold, the chaiwala that has caught the fancy of the internet in the best way possible.
Jiah Ali, an Islamabad based photographer, captured him at work and has since gained unforeseen internet gratitude for introducing the world to its next crush.
you vs the guy she tells you not to worry about. pic.twitter.com/V6wcytrwB7— papi chulo (@Vitalsaeen) October 16, 2016
Unsurprisingly, the chaiwala started trending across the internet and has since then acquired a huge fan following.
Engineering karne se zyada scope toh ajkal Chaiwala ban ne mein hai.— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) October 18, 2016
After seeing the frenzy she had unleashed, the photographer posted two more pictures of the man,who has since been identified as Arshad Khan, essentially proving that humanity still exists in the world.
Here are two more pictures of this viral Hot-tea ;) P.s: sorry for the annoying watermark, but I had to since alot of people are sharing it without credits! #potd #instadaily #igersislamabad #igerspakistan #instagram #nikon #jiahsphotography #nikonpakistan #vscocam #vscogrid #dawndotcom #shutterpak #etribunepk #photography #photographer #streetphotography #chaiwala
While the fans were aplenty, there were some who were still unaffected by the phenomenon.
Ok tbh, that chaiwala is pretty basic.— Shrutiyapa (@shrutithenaik) October 18, 2016
There were some who saw this opportunity to be their punny best.
Chaiwala jokes are so generic. If you've heard one, you've heard Jamal.— NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) October 18, 2016
But there were some who asked the real question.
When is that Pakistani chaiwala coming to Bollywood?— Shan (@klpe) October 18, 2016
And then there were the jaded few with some predictions for the future.
There's a good chance that the Paki chaiwala will soon be seen on Big Boss.— Shuchi Singh Kalra (@shuchikalra) October 18, 2016
Khan has been offered a modelling contract (that came as no surprise!). He recently appeared on a talk show, Good Morning Pakistan, where he was given a makeover!
Watch the full interview right here: