When Junior Galette took down Eli Manning late in the Redskins-Giants Thanksgiving game, here's what he knew: The fourth down sack meant his team would get the ball back and was also the final blow in the holiday victory.
And here's what he definitely didn't know: That his ensuing sack celebration would end up becoming a GIF, and that GIF would end up becoming the fifth-most viewed GIF of 2017.
Yes, on that list, which is filled with legendary GIFs that you've seen countless times including the famous blinking guy and this cute, waving pug, stands a Redskins pass rusher rapidly double fist-pumping after dropping a QB at FedEx Field.
In total, Galette's dance was viewed a whopping 180 million times, a number that's even more impressive once you consider the GIF is just a little more than a month old. The thing could've tickled a billion had it happened in September.
You can understand the appeal of the Galette GIF, however, once you realize how flexible it is. Look at how many situations it works in...
When you make it through self-checkout at the grocery store without any glitches:
Ordered a four-piece nugget but got a six-piece:
When the New Year's Eve plans come together:
Hopefully you care about this wonderfully random fact. If not, then sorry. But if you do, and if you've made it this far down in the story, and if you have read the whole thing, then please know that you've made one writer for NBC Sports Washington feel like this: