He has 40,000-plus followers on Instagram...and he's only 10-months-old.
Meet Landon Benton, the adorable baby and viral sensation known as 'Stuff Curry' for his uncanny resemblance to back-to-back NBA MVP Stephen Curry.
Landon's mom, Jessica Benton, told ESPN that she discovered an image of her cute, chubby son posted on social media in February had gone viral with people labeling him as 'Stuff Curry.'
"I didn't know what it meant at the time and kind of got upset, because a lot of the other comments weren't very nice," she told ESPN. "So I ended up googling 'Stuff Curry' and I got Steph Curry."
Benton flipped the fat-shaming comments, embracing the nickname 'Stuff Curry' and owning the fact that baby Landon does indeed resemble Steph himself.
"I'm not going to let them fat shame my baby and put it all over online and I just give up there," Benton continued telling ESPN. "I wanted to really turn it into something good and take control of it and say, 'OK, we're gonna own this name. Yeah, we're Stuff Curry. We look like the famous basketball player.'"
He certainly does.
If there's anyone fit to guide baby Landon through life, it's his mom. According to ESPN, when Benton was pregnant with Landon, her 20-year-old son committed suicide.
"When he was in 11th grade, he told me about how the kids at school would say mean things to him and call him names and make fun of him. And I didn't realize how much that had taken a toll with his own self-esteem at the time," she told ESPN about the tragedy. "I can't say it's directly due to bullying or anything, but I have one kid who's not here with me who told me that people made fun of him. I'm not going to have another kid think that the whole world was laughing at him."
Well, for what it's worth, we think a large portion of the internet is smiling with Landon instead of laughing at him. The kid is too cute.
Now, let's see if Stuff's older doppelganger, Steph, can lead his Golden State Warriors out of a 3-1 hole against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.
We hope lil' Landon will be watching.
We think it's a matter of time before Stuff meets Steph and maybe Riley as well.
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(Photo: Baby Landon Lee via Instagram)
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