God's Plan Starts Playing

God's Plan Starts Playing

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Updated Feb 07, 2019 at 02:43PM EST by Brad.

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*God's Plan Starts Playing* is a series of image macros in which a screen capture from the music video for Drake's song "God's Plan" and the phrase "*God's Plan starts playing*" serves as the punchline to a joke about a small act of kindness.

Origin

On February 16th, 2018, Drake premiered the music video for his song "God's Plan" on YouTube. [1] As of March 1st, the video (shown below) has received more than 90 million views.



Eight days later, on February 24th, Twitter [2] user @deliberatedaily tweeted a screenshot of Drake hugging a person from the video with the caption, "@chipotle worker: 'your change will be $2.25' me: 'you can keep it' *God's Plan starts playing* The post (shown below) received more than 41,000 retweets and 126,000 likes in five days.


chipotle worker: "your change will be $2.25" me: "you can keep it" God's Plan starts playing* GIF

Spread

Over the next week, people began to post variations of the meme, adding different acts of kindness.

On February 27th, Twitter[3] user @ianharris tweeted, "Barber: it’s $25 Me: *hands barber $30 Barber: here’s $5 Me: Keep it. *God’s plan starts playing." The post (shown below, left) received more than 23,000 retweets and 53,000 likes in three days.

That day, Twitter[4] user @fejay3 tweeted the gif with the caption, "'Alright sir, your total today is $72.65' *hands cashier money* 'Keep the change.' *God’s Plan starts playing* 'I will…… sir you still owe another seventy do-' *Volume increases*. The post (shown below, center) received more than 64,000 retweets and 153,000 likes in three days.

On February 28th, Twitter[5] user @LifeAsPat posted the gif with the caption, "Me: *thinking about skipping class today*
Professor: "hello everyone, something has come up and will have to cancel class today" *God's plan starts playing*. The post (shown below, right) received more than 770 retweets and 2,100 likes in two days.


Barber: it's $25 Me: *hands barber $30 Barber: here's $5 Me: Keep it. God's plan starts playing GIF "Alright sir, your total today is $72.65" *hands cashier money* "Keep the change." God's Plan starts playing I will sir you still owe another seventy do-" *Volume increases* Me: *thinking about skipping class today* Professor: "hello everyone, something has come up and will have to cancel class today" *God's plan starts playing* 0:00 40.7K views

Several media outlets published articles about the popularity of the meme, including TIME.[6]

Additionally, on February 28th, Twitter[7] published a Moments page on the popularity of the meme.

Various Examples


Brother: "it's been a long day, and l'm hungry Me: "I already ate.. but I saved you some food" God's plan starts playing* GIF cashier: would you like a receipt? me: nah, let's save paper god's plan starts playing loudly* cashier: would you like a receipt? me: nah, let's save paper god's plan starts playing loudly*
McDonald's: that'll be £2.99 Me: "puts in debit card* Balance: LOOOOL Overdraft: dw I got you fam God's Plan starts playing* GIF Cashier: That'll be $3.50 Me: *hands over everything from my pocket" Cashier: Sir, this is just 10 cents anda button. Me: Keep it God's plan starts playing* GIF Bree: Can I borrow your pen? Me: Gotchu! Gods Plan starts playing* GIF

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