‘Alex from Target’ tells Ellen he can’t dance – Watch

Updated: November 8, 2014
'Alex from Target' tells Ellen he can't dance - Watch

‘Alex from Target’ has recently shot to fame on the Internet because of his good looks. The 16-year-old guy who works at a Target store in Dallas, Texas as a cashier/bagger is reportedly getting offers from Hollywood.

An employee from Target has turned into an overnight internet sensation, spawning hundreds of memes on Twitter and giving him thousands of admiring followers.

It’s unclear how or why exactly the tweet took off but within hours it was retweeted and favorited thousands of times. By Tuesday, Alex’s own Twitter account had been discovered by the masses, and he went from 144 followers to more than half a million. Countless memes, Vines and more flooded the Internet, with teenage girls especially noting how cute he is.

The story got stranger on Tuesday when a marketing company, Breakr, claimed responsibility for helping the story go viral. On Wednesday, LaBeouf tweeted that he and his family had nothing to do with Breakr, and the original person who tweeted his photo denied any involvement. Target has also denied that the company somehow orchestrated the teen’s sudden fame, and LaBeouf on Wednesday told Extra that he is still working at Target.

No matter where his fame came from (will anyone ever solve this mystery?), LaBeouf appears to be taking it in his stride. On Tuesday, he taped a segment for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where she asked him if he had any other talents. His answer: “I can apparently bag groceries pretty well.”