This newspaper office’s phones have been ringing constantly with picture permission requests, contact requests and emails from cities across the United States and United Kingdom about the tortilla Jesus story.
Garza and the staff of La Amistad have been interviewed by Corpus Christi TV stations, KIII, KRIS and KZTV. And the story has been mentioned in the San Antonio news stations and newspapers as well.
The story has reached states such as California, New York, Michigan, Idaho and Florida, just to name a few.
It’s gone on to be posted on huge news websites such as The Huffington Post, CNN.com, MSNBC.com and AOL.com.
Telemundo aired the story on its nationwide Spanish language show, Al Rojo Vivo, Wednesday.
But how it crossed overseas to the United Kingdom is anyone’s guess.
The story has surfaced on the entertainment website Anorak as well as the The Daily Mail, which is the United Kingdom’s second biggest-selling daily newspaper after The Sun.
But the craze doesn’t stop there.
On the CBS Sports message boards, member Mr. Shickadance posted, “Savior the flavor” while an anonymous blogger commented on Arbroath.blogspot.com’s post, “I think Jesus needs to concentrate on ending hunger and wars instead of face planting all this food. That goes for the Virgin Mary, as well.”
And how exactly did the story get on VHL.com, a Van Halen Links website that specializes in, well, Van Halen Links all over the web? The world may never know.
A few Twitter messages have popped up from San Antonio and Houston as well as Manhattan, all tweeting about who the image actually resembles.
On Facebook, discussions concerning whose likeness is actually burnt on to the tortilla has sparked more than 600 comments and growing, with the winner by a fair margin being Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees fame.
While some consider it a miracle of Christ and others use it as the punch line to a joke, the point that stands out above all the rest is that Jesus has touched them, whether in their hearts or their funny bones.