Dad Issues Quinceañera Invite; Internet Says Yes, Please
More than 1M have accepted
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Crescencio Ibarra, daughter Rubi, and wife Anaelda Garcia.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – You going to Rubi's quince? That weirdly has become a popular question after a father's homemade invitation took off on the Internet. As KTLA explains, it all began when Crescencio Ibarra put up a simple video from his home in La Joya, Mexico. “Hello, how you doing? We invite you on December 26 to our daughter’s Rubi Ibarra García quinceañera party,” he says, referring to the celebration of his daughter's 15th birthday. In the video, in which his daughter and wife also appear, Ibarra says all are welcome, but he figured only friends and family would see it. Instead, thanks to the mysteries of the internet, the video has been repeatedly shared beyond the borders of Mexico, and now 1.2 million have signed up to go via Facebook.

It's not clear, of course, how many people will actually show up, but police are planning a big presence just in case, reports the BBC. Ibarra says he will turn nobody away. When the memes first took off, Ibarra made a plea that the joke posts come down, but that seemed to only make things worse, reports Fusion. (Even big names such as actor Gael García Bernal put out a spoof video.) "Probably the funniest part of the invitation is the father's mention of "una chiva de 10 mil pesos," which can have various meanings, depending on where you're from," writes a blogger at the Dallas Morning News. Is it a prize goat worth 10,000 pesos or a race with a prize of that amount? The curious might have to attend to find out.

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