If you were a kid who grew up during the internet age, you've learned to treat every video and every story with a healthy dose of skepticism. Whereas previous generations settled happy hour arguments by agreeing to disagree—can you imagine?—we now have the power of Google to settle the score.
That doesn't mean, however, that we understand everything we see online. Case in point—a Twitter user named Morgan Evick shared the video you see up top from her vacation in Jamaica, as we see a fellow guest fly off the resort's slide, across a full pool, and spring to his feet outside the water like it's no big deal. I mean come on, look at this guy!
If you're trying to figure out how he pulled this off, you have a lot of company. When the video of this guy started going viral, all most people could manage was an incredulous response.
Watching this video with this face: pic.twitter.com/68TX7QnkNc— Mariah Ahmad (@A_marea) June 6, 2017
Get the fuck outta here... This nigga the first black water bender 🏄. https://t.co/srf3CRtQ1u— ThatNiqqaLon🔱 (@LonParoles) June 6, 2017
Her: You wanna come over?— Elizen Bumanglag (@Elizen808) June 6, 2017
Me: But I'm at the water park
Her: My parents aren't home
I watched this with this face... pic.twitter.com/38NYkFJ3ao— 🇸🇱Xanthus🇯🇲 (@xanthussworld) June 5, 2017
What is this sorcery? https://t.co/xaUl3YK9Yu— Smokin' Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) June 5, 2017
Haters will say it's fake, but people who have stayed at the resort—and the videographer of this magic moment—insist it's real, and it's spectacular.
I've been here. It's 100% real it's the craziest thing.— Jimmy Rich (@jimmyrich29) June 6, 2017
Nothing fake bout it, my friend— Morgan Evick (@MorganEvick) June 5, 2017
We want to believe this is real, because viral videos have turned out to be covert marketing and publicity stunts in the past, and it would be a bummer for this feat of greatness to turn out to be an elaborate hoax. Maybe someone can get in touch with Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye to explain this wizardry, but for now, you will just have to take the source at their word, and hold on to the belief that humans can sometimes glide across water.