Alexis Ohanian, the creator of Reddit, took his and Serena Williams’ daughter to Waffle House so she could see where “it all began.”

Alexis Ohanian, the creator of Reddit, revealed that he brought Olympia to Waffle House on Friday. Ohanian claimed that the occasion was unique since WH played a role in his decision to launch Reddit. Ohanian claimed that he would have become a lawyer if he hadn’t left the LSAT early to satisfy a hankering for Waffle House. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Alexis Ohanian, the creator of Reddit, celebrated the significance of Waffle House in both his life and the development of the internet by taking his daughter there for the first time.

On Friday, Ohanian wrote a post describing the significance of the restaurant in his life and shared a number of pictures and videos of Olympia, his daughter with tennis pro Serena Williams, to Instagram .

Reddit, which was valued at more than $10 billion in August 2021, was founded in part, according to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, thanks to a visit to the popular restaurant Waffle House.

Ohanian said, “This is where it all started. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know just how important this restaurant is.

I may be a lawyer, he continued, “if it weren’t for Waffle House.” “Fortunately, I had a hunger pang in the middle of taking the LSAT, so I got up, left, and went to a Waffle House. I now take my kid there to introduce her to Waffle House’s excellence.”

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Ohanian revealed in a 2018 interview with The New York Times, that his original career goal was to practice immigration law. I had this romantic notion of assisting individuals in obtaining citizenship, he admitted. “But as soon as I realized how much I detested what I was doing, I changed my mind and went to have a waffle. I came to the realization that I wanted to start anything at a Waffle House.”

In a previous post on LinkedIn , Ohanian waxed lyrical about Waffle House and mentioned that he got his internet-changing epiphany at a particular Waffle House on Route 29 close to the University of Virginia campus.

Ohanian resigned from Reddit in 2020 and made a public appeal for a Black candidate to take over. (Shortly after, Reddit added Y Combinator partner Michael Seibel to the board of directors.) Ohanian described his plan to support the Black community with future profits of his Reddit stock as a “long overdue” move to “do the right thing,” starting with a $1 million donation to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp during national racial justice rallies.

Ohanian noted in an June 5, 2020, tweet that he was writing as a father who needed to be able to respond to his Black daughter’s question, “What did you do?”

Williams replied at the time with an tweet on Twitter that said, “On any boards, it’s crucial to have a range of viewpoints. I’m really happy for you, Alexis. Olympia will be, I’m sure of it.”

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