Dec. 13, 2011 at 12:11 PM ET
Are you ready for some toddlers Tebowing?
The “Tebowing” craze that’s taking over the nation is defined by Tebowing.com blogger Jared Kleinstein (who coined it) as “to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.” The pose’s namesake is Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who does the pose before a game, after he scores a touchdown, when his team gets a first-down, or in praise of any other God-blessed moment of the game.
Here’s what it looks like done by the man, himself.
As Tebow’s somewhat mythic performance this season continues (he’s led his team to 6 straight wins after being criticized for not being good enough to play in the NFL), Tebowing continues to gain steam. Kleinstein’s blog, which he started in October and has had approximately 13 million page views, features people of all ages from all over the world. There’s people Tebowing on football fields, at the Liberty Bell and at the White House. There’s people Tebowing at the Great Wall of China and at the Pyramids in Egypt. There’s even a doctor in an OR Tebowing after saving a patient’s life.
And then there are Toddlers Tebowing.
In pajamas, like this cutie above. With Santa. In front of the Washington Monument. At the bowling alley and beach. While hiking:
There are inspiring pictures of kids battling sickness yet showing their strength by Tebowing. Nathan, below, has mitochondrial disease. His stuffed puppy, "Tebow," accompanies him to all of his treatments.
This sweet boy has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He has difficulty standing, but it doesn't keep him from Tebowing:
And of course there’s an ultrasound photo of a baby Tebowing in utero:
Kleinstein (who is now also selling Tebowing t-shirts on the website) told the Wall Street Journal that the Toddlers section of the site took him by surprise.
I knew we’d influence plenty of kids in their teens, 20s, 30s and 40s. I had no idea we’d get the toddler community. I’m really happy they got involved.
So are we, because the pictures are pretty darn cute. You can see more Tebowing Toddlers pictures here.
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