A clip from an episode of RTÉ’s Nationwide from 1997 has just gone viral because it features a baby drinking a pint. Seriously.
And so the legend of Pint Baby was born.
Of course, there are rumours about where Pint Baby ended up. Some say he now lives in Kildare, others say that he went on to be a ‘Pintman’ like the great Paddy Losty (famed to put away 30 pints or more in a day).
Here’s how the people of Twitter reacted to Pint Baby…
In his first public comments since the news broke, RTE Nationwide’s 1997 Pint baby says “It didn’t do me a bit of harm. Look at me now shur” pic.twitter.com/vDGQYAaSwq
— Colm O’Regan (@colmoregan) February 18, 2017
Get yourself someone that makes you feel the way Pint Baby feels about stout.
— Teresa C (@sorobotic) February 18, 2017
I love how the reaction to that baby suppin’ a pint has been a rousing “ara sure look there’s a baby suppin’ a pint”.
— ???? happy beeps ???? (@RobHand) February 18, 2017
I knew this day would come when I wouldn’t be able to hide it anymore…… I am the pint baby
— Paudie O Brien (@Paudie09) February 18, 2017
— Fenster (@FensterDJ) February 18, 2017
In our nations history..nothing has ever been more important..nothing has ever held more significance!!..
We NEED to find #PintBaby ????????????????????????
— Gav Flaherty ???????? (@Gavinflaherty11) February 18, 2017
The 2nd weirdest thing about Pint Baby (1st being a baby drinking a pint obvs) is why does it all look so OLD. It was 97?!
— Anne Whitmore (@Annie_Whitmore) February 18, 2017
— Comely O’Hawklike (@ComelyOHawklike) February 19, 2017
Pintbabies are known to put away three or more pints in a day https://t.co/d9nLHBpM0X
— Rajiv (@jiffington) February 18, 2017
— DomsDay Clock ???? (@DomKatz) February 17, 2017