Photo of egg lights up social media

On January 4, a simple photo of a brown egg was posted on Instagram. And, as you can imagine, people's minds got scrambled with excitement.


The goal was to beat the (now previously) most liked photo on the platform: a baby picture posted by Kylie Jenner (below).


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The post quickly gained traction and easily surpassed Jenner's baby pic 10 days later.

As of Monday, January 14, the egg had 26,225,469 likes -- and that number keeps going up.

News articles from all over the world plastered the internet sharing the post's overwhelming success and community engagement.

Guinness World Records has even recognized the post as the new title holder of "Most like image on Instagram".

I suppose this is egg-xactly the kind of content people like to see on social media.

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