Leonardo DiCaprio Playing with a Water Gun Is the New Leonardo DiCaprio Walking Down the Street Meme

Leonardo DiCaprio


updated 07/29/2014 AT 4:30 PM ET

originally published 07/29/2014 AT 5:30 PM ET

Leonardo DiCaprio does not live a life like you or I.

We spend hours erratically swiping left on a series of interchangeable Tinder matches; Leo travels the world on the arm of the world’s most gorgeous models. We are lucky if our coworkers like our Instagrams every once in a while; Leo collaborates with visionary directors like Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan.

And while we’re spending our summers working 9 to 5 in an air-conditioned office somewhere, DiCaprio frolics shirtless with a Super Soaker, looking like a #bestlife version of Howard Hughes at the end of The Aviator.

But there is one small consolation: Unlike DiCaprio, we have not been and likely never will be turned into a meme, a process that seems bound to happen to the Wolf of Wall Street star for the second time in his life after this image makes the rounds on social media. (Mashable got the ball rolling with this GIF and many other mashups.)

DiCaprio’s previous brush with meme-dom came while he was photographed walking down a Paris street during filming for Inception, with an air of childlike enthusiasm that proved irresistible to Photoshoppers.

Leonardo DiCaprio

The resulting Strutting Leo meme became one of the most popular mashups of 2010, even receiving its own subreddit. Some highlights:

Only time will tell if Super Soaker Leo will reach the heights of his predecessor, but one thing’s for certain – the results will never be as fun as Leo’s shirtless day in the sun.

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