A 27-year-old woman who is about to start a new job has sparked online debate after revealing her parents insisted on “testing” her new commute before her first day.
TikTok user Stizz Chung, from Seattle, posted a video on the platform explaining that even though she is in her late 20s, her parents still wanted to try out her new ride with her to make sure she would find their way to work safely and efficiently.
In the video Posted on the social media platform, the content creator joked she was a “27-year-old teenager” as she filmed herself on the train platform as she waited for the train she would take soon every day to go to the office.
In the following shots, she films herself sitting on the train while her father sits in the seat next to her, while her mother is in the row behind.
She posted the video with a caption that included her mother’s words: “Thursday we will practice in the city.”
Stizz Chung, 27, based in Seattle, revealed that her parents tested traveling with her before starting a new job.
The video also shows the content creator’s parents walking in front of her once they get off the train in the city.
While some people thought the 27-year-old’s parents were kind and concerned about helping their daughter with her travels, the post sparked a debate about whether you’re “too old” for your parents to help you .
One person wrote: “This is so lovely. As an adult who was left to adulthood too young, hyperindependence is acceptable, but that – and then I posted two emotional looking emojis.
Others agreed with the sentiment, with another person writing: “I love it.” The hyper individualism is killing me, I love seeing families connected to each other like that.
The content creator filmed herself walking along the train platform on her way to downtown Seattle for her new job.
A third viewer said the parents’ care for their daughter was “such a safe thing to do.”
She said: “So the family knows your work routine in case something happens to you.”
One 36-year-old woman even said her father did the same thing for her a few weeks ago when she started a new job.
However, reposting the TikTok video on Twitter, one woman said the clip was proof there was “something seriously wrong with this generation”.
She said people in their late 20s were “infantilized and proud of it.”