Deanna instantly went into fangirl mode. She sent four tweets all in capital letters: “SEND PIC. TAKE A PIC WITH HIM. TELL HIM I LOVE HIM. GET AN AUTOGRAPH.” And her father, who is surely now in the running for Dad of the Year, obliged. Soon after, Deanna received a picture of Nick, and then a selfie of her dad next to him.
Deanna decided to post the whole adorable conversation on the internet. She uploaded her text message exchange and the two photos to Twitter, with a caption underneath saying: “When your Dad sits next to Nick Jonas on an airplane and has no idea who [he] is.” It gained hit after hit and comment after comment, before going viral around the world.