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This Guy Woke Up On Command For His Best Friend And People Are Inspired AF

"I love how he was asleep so he didn't have all of the details but he's like 'whoop him now, ask questions later.'"

Posted on December 28, 2016, at 2:44 p.m. ET

This is Ira Lindsay, a high school student at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. And DEVOTED best friend to classmate Shane Royster.

Ira Lindsay

Last week, that BFF devotion was captured and showcased to the world. During an argument between Royster and another classmate in their Theater Ensemble study hall, Lindsay was summoned to back Royster up.

Which is a fairly normal dynamic of their friendship — of any close friendship.
Ira Lindsay

Which is a fairly normal dynamic of their friendship — of any close friendship.

Except Lindsay was asleep during the fight. A video taken by a mutual friend showed Lindsay waking up, instantly and on command, when Royster yelled to him, "Hey best friend! Best friend!" Lindsay is seen getting up and getting in formation, even though he admitted to BuzzFeed News he had "no idea what was going on" in that moment.

when you're trained to go for your bestfriend

The video, which Lindsay then shared later on his own Twitter, has been retweeted over 70,000 times and even posted to other platforms like Instagram and Tumblr.

"Do I have to wake up my best friend for you?" Royster is heard yelling in the video.

"Wake him up!" the student who was in the argument with Royster then responded.

Lindsay said he had a headache at the time, and was taking a quick nap while this was all going down.

But when he heard him being called on, "I was shook," he said, laughing.

"I didn't even know what was going on but I got up for her anyway," he recalled.

The clip has resonated with best friends everywhere. Many people appreciated Lindsay's "say no more" response when duty called.

@theyscream_nook I love how he was asleep so he didn't have all of the details but he's like 'whoop him now, ask questions later.'

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@Kthetruetribute @theyscream_nook His finger wagging is my favorite part. He wasn't even fully awake, but his subconscious is ready to scold

Some alluded to pro-wrestler The Undertaker rising from his coffin.

BFFs all over the internet tagged each other, and really saw themselves in these two friends.

Lindsay is not too surprised by the responses because, to him, it really represented their ride-or-die relationship. "She's literally somebody I can talk to about anything," he said about Royster. "I trust her."

Ira Lindsay

And added that Royster would react the same way for him. "She's one that has never turned on me," Lindsay said.

Ira Lindsay
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