What kind of a birthday-wisher are you? One who wishes over Whatsapp, or over a video call or are you the 12-am-full-of-surprises-doorstep buddy? No matter what kind you are, you are no friend if you haven’t declared to the world that it’s your friend’s birthday.
And, by declaration we don’t mean a Facebook status or an Instagram story, guys! We mean a full-blown newspaper ad in a leading daily, such as this one in The Indian Express.
Take a moment to soak the grandeur of it! It’s okay, I took several minutes.
Oh, there’s also two-page ad in HT City! This is the page 1! He’s the CEO of Spectrum, read a tweet!
It’s some ultimate level of dostana? In our heads, it indeed is. It’s the new definition of xtra. Wow, Mr. Sharma, Ritz Malik truly loves you. Arey, it even beat this one!
And, this too!
Are you an Express lover who has been lately a bit miffed by the number of ads that make up almost the of whole the newspaper? Well, how did you feel after seeing this grand birthday wish ad when you opened the page-folds?
While you’re at it, we are quite loving the ‘xtra’ love netizens are showering upon Mr. Vikas Sharma.
1. Nor have we!
oh.my.god! Never felt poorer!
— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) December 6, 2017
2. People tagged their friends to let them know how their next wish needs to be.
Coming up on your b'day…. full fledged gold birthday cake promo designed specifically for you …playing on the north Korean channels !!!!
— Manika Raikwar (@ManikaRaikwar) December 6, 2017
3. This one spoke our minds, truly. We too wanna befriend Ritz.
And that's why im now figuring out how to befriend Ritz Malik…
— Vidya (@VidyaKrishnan) December 6, 2017
4. Sabka saath, sabka Vikas.
Is this the Vikas we have all been looking for?
— Jack Ray (@jjackrayy) December 6, 2017
5. Well, yeah!
— Joker (@fbtwtracc) December 6, 2017
6. Truer words have never been spoken.
Ab ye hi dekhna baaqi reh gaya tha 😂😂
— DeadPool Shaikh (@variableKarma) December 6, 2017
7. Our lips are sealed!
And the Tagline of the National Newspaper really suits the full page birthday wishes #JournalismOfCourage
— DAND (@DANDGIFTING) December 6, 2017
8. What tangent are you on, bruh?
Yo man so BIG! Doesn't fit in the frame 😉#ThugLife 😎
— Vipul (@vipuksh) December 6, 2017
9. Well, yeah! Hell, yeah!
— Atif Ahmad (@Atifahmad2) December 6, 2017
10. Mr. CEO is surely famous.
It was there on Radio Channel as well…Radio Nasha… Another God in the making…
— Question Everything (@Ohyesnow) December 6, 2017
Sex and all is cool…
But have you ever been wished "Happy Birthday" like this?? https://t.co/LStQ9Rh50P
— Imagination Junkie (@Jia1303) December 6, 2017
12. This is EPIC!
When Indians Express. https://t.co/9EPFBkj8ZM
— 🚨 (@pranavsapra) December 6, 2017
13. Pretty, please!
Hi friends, please be better friends https://t.co/TJ28fbFPcK
— Anshul Tewari (@anshul_tewari) December 6, 2017
14. Hey Vikas, how you doin’?
Mitron – Vikas mil Gaya ! Vikas Mil Gaya ! https://t.co/VcaMN7kS2o
— Arun Arora (@Arun2981) December 6, 2017
15. For even this there’s a Mastercard.
There are some things that money can buy.. https://t.co/KA7p5QcCxn
— Zulfi Hussain (@BeingZulfi) December 6, 2017
Ain’t that something. And, you thought you had the best wish for your BFF or bae. Take notes, people and start saving up. Oh, wait, this doesn’t apply to urban poor like me. 🙈