Here's what the 'David after dentist' kid looks like now

Here's what the 'David after dentist' kid looks like now

Remember the good ol' days when the internet was still a Wild West type landscape, and just about anyone could achieve some level of fame or notoriety just by making a funny meme? Those days brought us such joys as "Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife", "Charlie Bit My Finger", and - of course - "David After Dentist".

The video went viral back in 2009, and very quickly captured the hearts of viewers around the world as it depicted a sweet, seven-year-old boy feeling the effects of anaesthesia after a trip to get one of his teeth removed.

If you've somehow gone your whole life without seeing the classic clip (or just want to re-watch it for the fourteenth time), here it is:

In the video description, David's father, David DeVore Sr., explained exactly what had led young David to his iconic, "Is this real life?" moment.

"This is a video of my then 7 year old son David in May 2008," he wrote.

"I had my Flip video camera with me. His mom wasnt able to go because of work. I taped some of the morning before the surgery to show her and was already planning to tape afterwards.

"He had just had a tooth removed due to Hyperdontia or extra tooth.

"This was taken in the parking lot of the dentist office. He was so out of it. The staff was even laughing. This lasted for a few hours and he was fine. He even laughed at the video that night.

"He is very smart and always has something interesting to say about many different issues. His philosophical reaction to the medication didnt really suprise us.

"David is a very good kid and I am blessed to have he and his brother William as sons."

At the time, the family had no idea how far their video would spread.

"I just thought a few people were going to see it," David Sr. said in an interview back in 2015. "A few family and friends, and that was it."

What's more, they actually managed to make a decent amount of money from the clip.

"Yeah, we've made a little bit of money thanks to YouTube and their partner program," the boy's father revealed. "But it's all gone to, you know, help the family, and particularly help William and David stay in private school."

And now, though more than 10 years have passed since the video was filmed, David still resembles his younger, internet-famous self.

david after dentist 2018 grown up

Now preparing for college, David is far from the wide-eyed, naive kid he once was. And - more importantly - his teeth look to be in pretty good shape.