Laura DiMichele-Ross, the proud parent of the inconsolable toddler next to Murray in the picture in question, confirmed as much when she initially shared the image on the Facebook page, "Reasons My Son Is Crying," in May 2013. DiMichele-Ross previously explained that the heavily memed image was taken at the
But apparently facts don’t matter — at least on the Internet, where the recently unearthed picture has again gone viral and re-sparked a heated discussion about whether it depicts Murray or
@TheAVClub Well, it's clearly Tom H-- Isn't it? Wait.— Jane Espenson (@JaneEspenson) October 26, 2016
@TheAVClub Tom Hanks. Definitely Tom Hanks. Or maybe Bill Murray. No no it's Hanks.— (((Mastracchio))) (@Emastrac) October 26, 2016
"He doesn't sort of look like Tom Hanks in this photo," one commenter wrote on Facebook. "He totally looks like Tom Hanks. Awesome."
"Without question it looks like Bill Murray," wrote another. "Why is this even a thing?"
No one knows why it's a thing, but it's provocative. It gets the people going.