An old photograph in which Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney appears to be having an indifferent time on a giant slide is going viral.

Will Sommer, a reporter for The Daily Beast, shared the picture — originally taken at the 2018 Iowa State Fair — on Twitter late Thursday evening. It inevitably took on a life of its own, just after the former Maryland representative appeared in the first of several televised 2020 debates.

Delaney has powerful meme energy

— Will Sommer (@willsommer) June 27, 2019

Now, to be fair, Delaney did look like he was having a slightly better time in this other still from that August day in Des Moines:

The Washington Post via Getty Images

But he still became the latest meme of the night ― which, of course, included that Spanish-speaking moment from former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

— Brendan Karet 🚮 (@bad_takes) June 27, 2019

I thought for a second that was William and Kate 🙃

— Damjana Finci (@DamjanaFinci) June 27, 2019

Vote for John Delaney – he’s the only candidate who remains stoic even on a giant slide

— c b c 🍓 (@chelseybcoombs) June 27, 2019

— Melanie Schmitz (@MelsLien) June 27, 2019

How is that photo real???

— Calmguy Normalman (@ohmyskeet) June 27, 2019

TFW your neoliberal economic policies are a race to the bottom.

— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) June 27, 2019

— Jake Raabe (@J_E_Raabe) June 27, 2019

I refuse to have fun until I am president

— sKane (@sKaneNOLA) June 27, 2019

— Hailey Melville (@haileykmelville) June 27, 2019

He looks very wonderful for a magic carpet ride.

— 🌜Squidward Dabs🌛 (@dabs_squidward) June 27, 2019

Does anyone else hear the Sesame Street end credits music in their head when they see this?

— Eephus Pitch (@eephusasher) June 27, 2019

Initiate fun mode.

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