Cory Booker Gives Life to Twitter Meme

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Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is today's Twitter hero after rescuing a next-door neighbor from her burning house Thursday night. "I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed," Booker told the Star Ledger. He was treated Thursday night for smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.


The Twitterverse is acknowledging Booker's valor with what might be the most hilarious Twitter trending topic this year: #CoryBookerStories. Tweets tinged with exaggerated heroism, folklore and uncanny courage are pouring in. Here's a roundup of some of the funniest.

Miles Grant @MilesGrant:
When Chuck Norris has nightmares, Cory Booker turns on the light & sits with him until he falls back asleep. #CoryBookerStories

Cory Booker won the Hunger Games. #CoryBookerStories

John Fugelsang @JohnFugelsang:
One time I needed a kidney. Cory Booker instantly ripped out his own, handed it to me & flew away. #CoryBookerStories

Republicans defaulted to their war on women because they were traumatized by the thought of a war on Cory Booker. #CoryBookerStories

Billy Joel didn't start the fire. But Cory Booker put it out. #CoryBookerStories 

George Hutcheon@Amazoness_Comic:
Newark Airport doesn't need runways. Cory Booker comes by every day to hurl the planes into the sky. #corybookerstories

Curtis Clay III@roman203:
Cory Booker can read Japanese in German. #CoryBookerStories

Dr. Jill Biden@JillBidenVeep:
Cory Booker doesn't run into fires, fire runs away from Cory Booker. #CoryBookerStories 

DC Debbie@DCdebbie:
Cory Booker foiled the North Korean rocket launch #CoryBookerStories


Vin Diesel will play Cory Booker in an upcoming film. Booker will direct and perform all stunts. #corybookerstories

Black Jap@bboyorlando:
Cory Booker once interrupted Kenye West's performance, hence the reason kanye is famous. #CoryBookerStories


Cory Booker just made it snow in Newark so he could shovel more sidewalks with his burned hand. #CoryBookerStories

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