Can you believe it's been 10 years since the “I'm in my mom's car, broom, broom” meme first went viral?

I can because the guy who made it just posted an updated version of it 10 years later.

When you're having a mild existential crisis over the fact that it's been 10 years since the meme was first posted on the internet.

I don't want to sound like Peter Kay or anything, but does anyone remember Vine?

It has now been completely replaced by TikTok, but from 2013 to 2017 it was the internet's home for short videos, many of which became iconic, much-loved memes.

Sadly, in 2016, it was announced that the mobile app would be discontinued, leading to an exodus of marketers and content creators and – pun intended – the atrophy of something beautiful.

10 years later, he's still sitting in his mom's car going

10 years later, he's still sitting in his mom's car going “broom, broom.” (TikTok/@tristansimmondsofficial)

One of these early cult wines came from the young Yorkshireman Tristan Simmonds and proved that God's own country really is the cradle of all that is great and good in this world.

He rose to viral fame in 2014 with a video in which he said, “I'm in my mom's car, broom, broom,” before cutting to his mother saying, “Get out of my car.”

Simple, elegant and beautiful, it was a sign of a better time for the Internet.

Anyway, Tristan and his mother returned ten years later to recreate the meme and even introduced the next generation of viral stars as his niece took his place in the driver's seat.

There has been a flood of wishes for Tristan's happy new year in the comments since the original video.

Many said they felt like they missed an update on his life, but now they knew it was “EVEN BETTER THAN EXPECTED” and they commented in all caps so there's no doubting their sincerity.

Others wanted to know what he was up to, begging Tristan to “drop the talk we've all missed, brother,” while some debated whether he had “aged like a fine wine” or whether the pun “fine vine” would be more appropriate.

Someone else said this was “like the third transgender Vine icon I know,” which brought back many fond memories of other stars of that classy site who no longer exist.

This is one of the more rewarding aspects of being on the internet for so long – you learn about the people behind the memes.

And after all this time, his mom still says,

And after all this time, his mom still says, “Get my car out.” It's nice to have some constants in life. (TikTok/@tristiansimmondsofficial)

Who knows what the future holds for the British Cop Screaming guy? I have no idea, but he seems like a nice guy and I wish him the best.

In the end, sculptures were made of the “Four Boys in Jeans”, although they admitted that they had also experienced the dark side of fame.

It's been even longer since other iconic memes were uploaded, and many of them have had reunions or updates.

Over time, however, some stories have taken a rather sad turn.

The dog from the Cheems Doge memes died last year and the “Why are you coming fast” guy claims he was scammed and didn’t get to reap the rewards of his viral fame.

When asked what it was like to become a meme, “disappointed cricket fan” Sarim Akhtar said it was a pretty incredible experience that led to people taking pictures of him in all sorts of ways, with one of them even asking if he could have his face printed on his credit card.

Maybe Tristan will do another update in another ten years, and maybe by then we'll all be driving electric cars, so his iconic “broom-broom” sound will have to be replaced with another one.

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