Speech by Son of Gay Parents Goes Viral Twice

December 02, 2011

Earlier this year, a college student named Zach Wahls delivered a touching speech in the Iowa legislature. The video was featured here on Trends and saw a small viral surge of just over half a million views.

But now it's gone viral again and, this time, the surge is not so small.

Another version of the clip suddenly skyrocketed in popularity, and it's been seen roughly 11 million times in the past 3 days. Here's a chart of combined views for the video:

So how'd it happen? It seems much of the attention was driven from a link on Reddit, and, even moreso, from a post on Moveon.org from Wednesday. The video drawing significant share traffic.