A few weeks ago, we came across a hilarious video on YouTube of a hilarious red-headed guy named Max, who was freaking out because his kayak was sinking.
At the time, the video had a few thousand views, but now it’s surpassed 1 million hits! We're obsessed with the video, as are many others, so we caught up with Max Miller, 21, and Sarah Offenburger, 21, his friend who filmed his kayak craziness.
Flama: When and where did the kayak trip take place?
Sarah: The kayak trip took place at Max’s family cabin in northern Wisconsin. We went there in July for a spur-of-the-moment vacation.
Flama: How do you guys know each other?
Sarah: We went to high school together and have been best friends ever since.
Flama: Was Max drunk in the kayak?
Max: No! I was having a panic attack!
Flama: How did Max eventually get out of the water?
Sarah: I ended up tying his kayak to mine as he swam to shore. We didn't know it at the time, but the “shore” was full of rose bushes and marsh, which Max realized when he took one step and sunk down.
Flama: Did you guys foresee the video going viral?
Max: Yes. I was born to be famous.
Sarah: We had no idea it would go viral. We first showed our family and close friends, who told me to put it on Facebook. Since some of our relatives don't have Facebook, they wanted a way to view the video, so I put it on YouTube. It only had a few hundred views for a few days, and overnight, it jumped to thousands of views. We were shocked!
Flama: What have been some of the best comments so far?
Sarah: One of my favorite comments is a woman who wrote that she was undergoing radiation treatments and our video brightened her day, which is exactly what we wanted the video to do.
Max: One guy said to hold my head underwater till I drowned. That was pretty funny.
Flama: When are you guys taking a trip together again?
Sarah: I hope soon. It’s always an adventure with us, so when we do, I'll have to keep a camera nearby just in case. Not sure how Max will feel about that, though.
Max: As soon as someone offers us a free trip!
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