‘Back It Up Terry’ became a viral sensation and now he needs help getting a new wheelchair. (Photo: Fox13Memphis.com)
Photo: Fox13Memphis.com
Photo: Fox13Memphis.com

Fourth of July viral video star 'Back It Up Terry' raising money for new wheelchair

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Antario Davis, better known as "Back It Up Terry," a viral sensation, and now he needs help getting a new wheelchair.

Every Fourth of July, the viral video floods social media feeds. In it, a man in a wheelchair stays put after lighting fireworks in the street.

They ignite all around him, as family members yell for him to get out of the way.

“Put it in reverse, Terry,” they can be heard saying.

“I was like, what did I just do? What did I just do?” Davis, told WHBQ Saturday, recounting the story.

Davis wants everyone to know he didn’t intend for things to happen the way they did.

“I lit the fireworks, and my chair had went off on its own and I didn’t know it, so when I raised up to move, I couldn’t move,” he said of what we saw in the video.

The fireworks left Davis scarred.

He needs a new wheelchair, one that doesn’t have the feature that caused him to get locked up before.

But they come with a hefty price tag. Despite being a viral sensation, he hasn’t gotten a dime from his internet stardom.

“My old chair, I had for more than 11 years.”

To help Davis get a new chair, supporters started two GoFundMe pages.

“I’m just overjoyed and happy that people are actually out there and 100%,” he said.

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