Most viewed ever: An April Fool’s joke goes viral

What started as a tongue-in-cheek play on all things 305 turned into the most watched FIU video in history. Only a South Floridian can appreciate the difference between a cafecito and a colada and understand how to run on Miami time so as to never arrive on time. All that and more is captured in this April Fools’ video that gave Panthers a chance to laugh at themselves while telling a deeper, underlying truth about the crazy but endearing ways in which we navigate our SoFlo lives. To date, the video has earned nearly 600,000 views, reached more than two million people, been shared more than 11,000 times, received more than 10,500 comments and more than 8,600 likes. Not bad for a joke.

Watch the other videos in the FIU Magazine summer online issue
From homelessness to hope       A video about making videos    Capturing cancer research on campus     The essence of Pantherness
South Beach soirée   A novelist shares his secrets    A spotlight on the deserving   A riff on “Friends”