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People Are Trolling This Dude Who Vowed To Protect Schools For Free And Now It's A Meme

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE.

Posted on February 26, 2018, at 5:07 p.m. ET

On Friday, a Twitter user who goes by "Proud American Soldier" joined in the debate about armed guards at schools. He declared he was armed, ready, and able to defend schools. "I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE," he said.

"I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a retired veteran, 29 years of service, Infantry Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Ranger with combat experience. I have a conceal carry, Primary and Alternate side arms, an AR-15, and all necessary tactical gear," the user, @CarlosCruz2016, wrote.

The tweet only got retweeted 10 times. However, on Monday, it was picked up by viral Twitter user @KrangTNelson, who trolled the user and his statement.

hey check out this totally normal person u would definitely want hanging out with ur children

Suddenly, a meme was born, and it spread like wildfire. Now, everyone has their own take on the "PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE."

PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Sergea… https://t.co/edaKWxNMcn

They had many, many ideas as to who or what may ALSO pledge to work for free...

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Serg… https://t.co/OEwaMpcG11

To protect the children!

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Serg… https://t.co/m6R6YC7mKP

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Serg… https://t.co/KtqB1DazlS

It got so wild.

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Serg… https://t.co/SJUHjT8It9

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Serg… https://t.co/PZIHnhcQBN

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Serg… https://t.co/UOmBcpcmnC

Not Michelle!

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Serg… https://t.co/Et0qqJDEHn

Some got a little more ~political~ in their trolling.

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any school to help secure the children. I am a 29 year retired veteran, Infantry Serg… https://t.co/wVUOiCWw5c

And some came up with their own, creative résumés.

I PLEDGE TO WORK FOR FREE for any schoolin' house to help secure the children. I am a veteran, 59 years of service,… https://t.co/VUNd3MKogY

I pledge to work for free to secure your children. I am veteran Saiyan prince, I played a part in securing the drag… https://t.co/ptZxLA6dPQ

BuzzFeed News has contacted the Twitter user and will update if he has a comment — or if he's really the one trolling us all. He continues to tweet, even making FOR FREE a hashtag.

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