For anyone who’s ever had to take photo after photo of a loved one just to get that perfect Instagram shot, we feel you.
All that clicking can be exhausting — but now, there’s a support group just for you. Meet the “Instagram husbands,” the real heroes behind the camera, according to a hilarious video poking fun at those perfectly curated social media snapshots of fashionistas skipping through the park or sipping a latte.
The clip, from “The Mystery Hour,” a late-night talk show in Springfield, Missouri, features men following their girlfriends or wives around, indulging every photo request.
There must be a clarification that Instagram husbands can refer to “anyone who has to begrudgingly take photos of a loved one for the sake of Instagram.”
An Instagram husband: “My name’s Jeff and I’m an Instagram husband. Behind every cute girl on Instagram, there’s a guy like me. And a brick wall.”
“I’m basically a human selfie stick,” another self-proclaimed Instagram husband explains.
Houghton said real-life experience is what inspired the sketch. “It’s an exaggerated version of my wife and me,” he said. “I think I was begrudgingly taking a picture of her and I just thought, what about all these other guys who do this?”
“We thought maybe it could catch on, but nothing like this,” Houghton added of the video’s instant popularity.