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Redditor Met the Man in 'Hide Your Pain Harold' Memes But it Turned Out to be Wholesome Interaction

Image credits: Reddit/u/Zarkex01.

Image credits: Reddit/u/Zarkex01.

András Arató, the retired Hungarian electrical engineer is best known for becoming an internet meme. If you Google 'Old man doctor pain meme,' it's going to be András as a search result.

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  • Last Updated: July 31, 2020, 3:06 PM IST
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A Redditor walks into a bar, and meets Hide your pain Harold.

András Arató, the retired Hungarian electrical engineer is best known for becoming an internet meme. If you Google 'Old man doctor pain meme,' it's going to be András as a search result.

After he became an overnight meme sensation, he has been in and out of the stock photo and advertisement industry as a model since disclosing his identity, and has continued being the fodder of memes.

While he has a range of looks in different scenarios, and seems to be pretty excited in some, he got his classic 'Hide your pain Harold' nickname after the first viral picture through the assumption that he is smiling through gritted teeth, kind of like when you are really angry or upset but are forcing a smile to keep up appearances.

Now recently, a Redditor seems to have met him at a pub.

Some redditors were really happy about the interaction and kept up the references to his original doctor post.

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Arató in a TedEx talk in 2019 called, 'Waking up as a meme-hero' had spoken about how he was glad to be reaching out to so many people, and glad that English-speaking people loved him.

He mentioned that he has worked on his English so he could respond to his fans, who sent him really assuring messages about how his 'Hide your pain' face brought joy to them.

We guess memes...err, dreams.. do come true.

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