Didn’t think there was a sexy way to sprinkle salt? Think again. An over-the-top Turkish butcher, also known as #SaltBae, is taking over the internet for being more than a little extra – and we love it.
Nusret Gökçe is a butcher and restauranteur who owns six steakhouses in Turkey. He became an internet sensation overnight after a video of him carefully slicing an Ottoman steak (and sprinkling it with salt in an elaborate flourish) went viral.
It’s no wonder Gökçe won Twitter’s heart: Just look at him! From the glasses, to the hair, to the fitted clothes – and let’s not forget his steel focus – it’s basically impossible to look away.
A video posted by nusr_et (@nusr_et) on Jan 7, 2017 at 2:44am PST
#SaltBae’s salt sprinkling is so profound, Twitter quickly linked it to an all-too-relatable feeling: Being a little extra sometimes.
when your makeup is almost complete but you still gotta add that touch of highlight pic.twitter.com/RzNbTbymor
— ya like jazz? (@hanxine) January 7, 2017
Adding a little Caucasian to your cv before sending it off pic.twitter.com/VAwoCTCLQO
— THELMZKITCHEN (@thelmzkitchen) January 8, 2017
When someone is making plans you have no intention of going to, so you add "what time?" For decoration
— M E L A T O (@tuche616) January 7, 2017
One highly-observant Twitter user pointed out Gökçe’s resemblance to a certain Fairly Odd Parents character, and we have to admit it’s uncanny.
— lauryn trill (@OmnipotentMeesh) January 8, 2017
Keep on sprinkling, #SaltBae. We’re here for it.