GameStop (GME) shares surge following the return of Roaring Kitty

Keith 'TheRoaringKitty' Gill has returned to social media, and GameStop stock is on the move.


Before yesterday, it had been nearly three years since Keith “TheRoaringKitty” Gill posted on social media. The internet personality became famous for spearheading the GameStop (GME) short squeeze of 2021, but took an extended hiatus from the internet shortly after he testified in front of Congress. Now, TheRoaringKitty is back on social media, and GameStop stock saw a sharp jump as a result.

Keith Gill broke his social media break with a tweet posted at exactly 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET last night. It was an uncaptioned illustration of a man leaning forward in his chair while holding a controller, a popular meme used to convey that someone is focusing or dialing in on a task after previously being in a relaxed state. The post has reached over 14 million impressions in under 24 hours.

GameStop (GME) stock saw a large jump as soon as the market opened this morning. It was valued at $36.70 at 10 a.m. ET after sitting at $17.39 at the end of Friday.

Gill doubled down on the return of his Roaring Kitty persona with a second tweet this morning. This one included a video that featured the iconic Thanos “I’ll do it myself” post-credit scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was then followed by a clip of Wolverine violently waking and unsheathing his claws in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The shot that shows Wolverine’s vitals has been edited to make his heart rate the shape of a cat. He continued his trend of entertainment references with a third post that featured clips from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Breaking Bad.

With Keith “TheRoaringKitty” Gill back on social media, we’ll be keeping a close eye on GME over the next several days. Visit our dedicated topic page for a comprehensive history of GameStop’s stock as well as all future updates.

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    May 13, 2024 8:45 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, GameStop (GME) shares surge following the return of Roaring Kitty

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      May 13, 2024 7:29 AM

      You like the stock guys?

      GME is up 85% LOL

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        May 13, 2024 7:36 AM

        I feel like crazy people have far more money than I assumed. Maybe it's just that there is far more of them than I assumed.

        CNN says this is over a drawing posted on Twitter. A drawing that doesn't seem to have anything to do with GameStop, but allows a lot of room for creative interpretations.

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          May 13, 2024 7:38 AM

          Are u dense? He posted LEAN IN. What the fuck more do you need for free cash.

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          May 13, 2024 7:54 AM

          some gamblers win ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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        May 13, 2024 7:50 AM

        My broker wasn't working this morning. Might be because of this

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        May 13, 2024 7:52 AM

        because of this:

        last post from that account was in 2021

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          May 13, 2024 8:11 AM

          this is the guy that made millions with GameStop right?

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            May 13, 2024 8:15 AM

            yes he also testified in front of the congress

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        May 13, 2024 7:56 AM

        110% at one point

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        May 13, 2024 8:02 AM

        Haha. Hilarious. I made like 5k on that initial squeeze but a lot of people held for waaaay too long and are still waiting.

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        May 13, 2024 8:10 AM

        I fucking love how dumb this is

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      May 13, 2024 10:29 AM

      what is dfv doing lol. market manipulation at this point

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        May 13, 2024 11:32 AM

        I guess I'm confused as to why it would be that? He doesn't work for the company. Like honest question

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          May 13, 2024 12:02 PM

          i was mostly joking but if he bought shares and then makes that tweet, and then sells, thats prob not legal. but i imagine hes smarter than that and wont sell and lead the ape charge or whatever

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            May 13, 2024 12:16 PM

            unless he actually thinks gme is still squeezable then i guess thats innocent.... just hard for me to believe he can do this again so im questioning his motives

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      May 13, 2024 11:34 AM

      ETrade was down just before and long after the bell and people are furious:

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