All good things must come to… or from… an end.
It’s a life lesson one Florida security guard learned the hard way following the loss of his job after a video compilation of him at work went viral.
Known on Instagram as Paul Flart, the uniformed security officer had been posting short videos on the app for months before things finally came to an abrupt halt.
The man, who identified himself simply as “Doug” to news outlet Vice, says it all began with a single toot.
“One day I ripped a rather nice one and got really good sound from it, so the next time it happened I recorded it and sent it to my group chat.” His friends, immediately realizing the comedic gold they had just witnessed, suggested he post the video on the web for all to enjoy.
So Paul Flart was born and quickly began amassing followers while passing a whole lot of gas.
That is until a video featuring all the short clips mashed together took on a life of its own on Reddit, quickly being viewed hundreds of thousands of times and being reshared again and again.
Eventually, the company who employed the private security guard caught wind of his antics and Doug was out on his ass. He even captured video of the entire interaction with his boss, posting it to his YouTube channel.
While he lost his job, he ended up gaining about 80,000 more followers than he had at the time so honestly, it sounds like a fair trade. The account now sits at over 100k and Doug continues to keep giving his fans exactly what they came for…
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