His mother said on Instagram that the boy who went viral in the 2019 YouTube video “Where We Bout To Eat At” meme has died. According to the page’s bio, he was six years old. He had suffered from a rare autoimmune condition, his mother revealed in a GoFundMe effort.
Two years ago, Antwain “TJ” Fowler charmed the internet after a 5-second video of him went viral. In the video, he is sitting in a car, inquiring where he’s going to eat food. Fowler slouches down on his seat, depressed, after a brief moment.
On Fowler and his family’s YouTube channel, AntwainsWorld, the video titled “Where We Bout To Eat At” has over 24 million views and 187,000 likes.
“Where we bout to eat at” meme video
Fowler’s mother, Christina Burns, who, according to the page’s bio, maintains Fowler’s Instagram account @antwainsworld revealed the child’s death in a pair of Instagram posts on Sunday and Monday. Over 640,000 people follow the account.
“The pain in my heart is like no other Why God,” she said in the initial post. It earned over 230,000 likes on Sunday afternoon.
On Monday morning, the mother posted a selfie of herself and Fowler in her second post.
“I didn’t deserve to be left empty like this,” she captioned the photo. She also mentioned Fowler’s death on her own Instagram account, @chinablaq, where she uses the handle ChinaDoll. It has over 70,000 followers.
Fowler and his mother have a sizable online fan base. On YouTube, AntwainsWorld has over 245,000 subscribers and 36 million views. Videos of Fowler having a spa day and participating in internet challenges with his family are on the page. The account came into being in 2013.
The “Where We Bout To Eat At” video was very popular. iMarkkeyz, a YouTube DJ with over 100,000 subscribers, created a trap remix of it in 2019 that has had over 480,000 views.
Fowler’s mother stated in an Instagram caption on Monday, “I tried hiding you from the world early on but couldn’t you were meant to be seen.”
In July 2015, doctors diagnosed Fowler with autoimmune enteropathy. It is a rare immune deficiency illness, according to the mother’s description on a GoFundMe page she started in April.
According to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, autoimmune enteropathy is a rare illness in children. The body’s immune system fights itself, aggravating the intestines.
Fowler’s mother said on the GoFundMe website that her son was unable to sip milk or consume solid foods during his early life.
According to the GoFundMe description, Fowler underwent more than 25 operations. Also, he had been hospitalized multiple times due to health difficulties. “The first four years of Antwain’s life was an everlasting fight, and very crucial experience for his family,” she wrote.
“Fighting with Antwain,” a GoFundMe effort, has raised more than $65,000, far above its $50,000 objective.
“I really appreciate each and every one of you guys you’ve shown so much love that it’s become overwhelming,” she continued. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
A request for comment from Fowler’s mother did not immediately return.