A man has shown his immense love for the US by tanning his body to look like the Stars and Stripes. Joshua Falgoust, a 34-year-old fighter pilot in the US Marine Corps, used a roll of tape to outline the flag of the United States of America on his skin.
He found it surprisingly easy and completed it in just 10 minutes, even after having a few beers.
After securely placing the tape, Joshua enjoyed the July 4 celebrations with his friends at Pacific Beach, San Diego, California, USA, while letting the sun do the work.
He spent a total of about two-and-a-half hours under the sun to get the patriotic pattern fully transferred onto his skin, matching his stars and stripes swim shorts. The results are undeniably impressive, although it might not be the best for his skin.
During the holiday weekend, Joshua received a largely positive reaction from the public. He was inundated with offers of free drinks and high fives.
Hailing from Colorado, Joshua shared his experience:
"Too many drinks to count were offered after I burned the flag onto my chest. I got lots of high fives and lots of cheers.
"I walked into the entryway facing the crowd and took my shirt off. Near instantaneously the crowd was cheering, so I started swinging my shirt over my head playing into it, and they got even louder."
I bet it was a blast for him during the festivities, but waking up the next day must have been rough. Dealing with both a widespread sunburn all over his chest and a killer hangover from all those free drinks couldn't have been pleasant.
Joshua's impressive flag-tanning video was shared on TikTok, quickly going viral with millions of views and loads of comments.
One person's response to the clip was: "This man will have this framed in his hallway when he retires."
Another commented: "That's f***ing hilarious. I'd buy him a beer."
A third shared: "This is more American than the founding fathers, I swear my allegiance to this man, and would follow him to the darkest corners of the globe."
Someone else added: "I would like this 50x if I could. Underrated."