“Bid to own the soon-to-be-deleted YouTube phenomenon, Charlie Bit My Finger, leaving you as the sole owner of this lovable piece of internet history (while also getting the chance to say Charlie bit your finger, if you want to see what all the hype is about),” the website says.
An intense bidding war between anonymous accounts sent the price skyrocketing in the auction’s final hours, with “3fmusic” ultimately outbidding “mememaster” for the NFT.
The adorable 2007 video, just 55 seconds long, harkens to a more innocent time in Internet history. The video features baby Charlie chomping down on his older brother Harry’s pointer finger as Harry narrates in a charmed British accent.
“Ow, Charlie! Owww! Charlie! That really hurt!” Harry says, while Charlie breaks into a giggle. “Charlie bit me,” Harry concludes with a smile.
The “Charlie Bit My Finger” NFT auction began on Saturday, which marked 14 years since the video was first uploaded to YouTube. The video has since racked up nearly 883 million views.
Of course, anyone with a good internet connection and a little know-how can download the YouTube video for themselves, but only the NFT auction winner will have the certificate of authenticity to the original video.
The auction winner will also have the opportunity to make a parody of the video featuring the now-teenage brothers Harry and Charlie, the website says.