The boy featured in David After Dentist, one of the earliest YouTube viral videos, is now going to college. David DeVore was 7 years old at the time of the video in 2009. Now 18, he’s been admitted to University of Florida’s Innovation Academy.
“Yeah, this is real life ,” his dad replied. “ David After Dentist ” is what we now call a viral video. David’s father uploaded it to YouTube on a whim one Friday afternoon in 2009, seven months after the video was taken. Before the recession, he’d worked in real estate, but now he was a stay-at-home dad.
David Devore—whose laughing gas YouTube video went viral—earned his family $150,000 from his fleeting internet fame.