The video spread across Twitter over the course of 2019, often used as a reaction to various posts to portray nervousness, excitement or fear. The video also became popular in image macros, particularly on iFunny.
On March 27th, 2019, iFunny user AspenSavage uploaded an image macro referencing the Nintendo DS featuring a GIF of Hamdan drinking water, garnering over 72,000 smiles in just under two years (shown below, left). On July 12th, iFunny user TheLegend20plus7_2013 uploaded an image macro referencing the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion using the GIF, garnering over 83,000 smiles in a comparable span of time. The video was re-uploaded to /r/Animemes on July 26th, garnering an additional 2,200 upvotes (shown below, right).
On November 9th, 2020, Twitter user NFL Memes uploaded the GIF under a tweet reading, “Trevor Lawrence watching the Jets drop to 0-9…” garnering over 27,000 likes and 2,700 retweets in a year. On February 11th, 2021, Redditor /u/harsshvvardhan posted an image macro to /r/dankmemes featuring the GIF, garnering over 17,400 upvotes in two weeks (shown below).
On February 19th, YouTuber memes by cowbelly uploaded a video featuring the clip edited over footage from the video game _The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time_ garnering over 38,300 views in four days (shown below).