CLEVELAND — It all started with a tweet. Now it has become an epic 10-day adventure.
Cleveland social media star Joey Kinsley, who is also known as Sir Yacht, posted a map Sunday night saying he would take a road trip to 13 different U.S. cities named Cleveland if his tweet got 10,000 likes.
His fans responded. Fast.
“It got 10,000 likes in two hours,” Sir Yacht tells 3News. “I thought it would get 10,000 likes maybe in a month. Maybe.”
Sir Yacht, who also has nearly 441,000 followers on TikTok, jumped into action and hit the road the next day.
“I’m just looking forward to seeing all these different places, kind of seeing a lot of the country in such a short amount of time and interacting with a bunch of people,” he said before beginning the road trip. “It’s going to be so fun.”
His first stop happened Monday in Cleveland, New York.
He said they even gave him a Cleveland branch library card.
On Tuesday, stop number two brought him to Cleveland, North Carolina.
Wednesday brought his third stop in Cleveland, Florida.
His goal is to finish visiting all the Cleveland locations by April 21 “because I have a to go to a wedding the next day.”
He also has a GoFundMe page to help cover costs of gas and other expenses -- but he also has charity in mind.
“It's going to be a little tight financially (things I think about after tweeting), but I can fund it,” he wrote on his GoFundMe, which has a goal of raising $4,000. “Any donations will be much appreciated, and the extra funds I receive will be donated straight to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (the one in Ohio lol)!”
Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous Sir Yacht story on May 27, 2021.