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|Related Memes||Petch, Dankey Kang|
There are many users on Miiverse that model their Mii avatar after Lonk. Typing "Lonk" in the User Search will show thousands of users with Lonk Miis.
FunnyJunk user taintedangel posted a screenshot of a Mii dressed up as Link from the Zelda series, with a deformed face and a speech bubble saying "I'm Lonk from Pennsylvania."
The Lonk character soon became very popular and he started spreading to other sites, such as Facebook and Tumblr. A Facebook page for Lonk was created and an "Ask Lonk" Tumblr blog was launched.
The meme soon gained the attention of Reddit, and Redditers started making Lonk-esque versions of other characters. Some notable examples are Petch from Texas and Dankey Kang from New York.