Who is topher?
A nine-year-old boy named Topher has become the center of his own TikTok genre after a video of him introducing himself went viral. The audio has since been remixed into everything from cakes to Roblox sketches. He’s now a meme with more than 1 billion views on videos tagged with the #topher hashtag, and people are even bringing him into Total Drama Island.
The character is the brother of Allyson Russell, who runs a popular YouTube channel that features her wild younger sibling doing silly things and goofing around. Allyson’s first Topher video featured him attempting to drink a liter of Sprite and then burping. It quickly racked up millions of views and was followed by more clips of the loud-mouthed kid screeching, dancing, and literally bouncing off the walls.
In addition to his aforementioned love for Sprite, Topher is also a huge fan of Chris and often kisses up to him, believing that his appreciation will get him special treatment on the show. He’s especially obsessed with the cruel challenges that Chris comes up with, such as the grease obstacle course in I Love You, Grease Pig!
He’s also a big fan of sarcasm, frequently mocking Chris’s acting skills and saying things like “that sucks so much.” As a result, he’s the star of a new subgenre on TikTok called TopherTok. In many videos, people are attempting to out-Topher each other by making more and more ridiculous videos.