The video that will make you feel REALLY old: 10-year-old girl goes viral after her mom shared a clip of her ‘struggling’ to open a CD case because she had no idea what it was
- The video begins with the confused girl holding the CD and asking, “What is it?”
- She then struggles with the CD case for about 42 seconds and is unable to open it
- More than two million viewers have seen the TikTok clip and feel old about it
A 10-year-old girl’s struggle to open a CD has baffled TikTok.
The viral clip has been viewed nearly two million times on the video-sharing platform, with more than 371,000 likes and 12,600 comments.
In the video, a Pennsylvania mom known as ELS or @elspa570 online, said she gave her daughter, Tegan, a Now 21 CD, but initially took it from her because of “what followed” and that it had to be shared with TikTok.
ELS then gives Tegan the CD so “you all can see the battle is real.”
TikTok was in shock over Tegan, a 10-year-old girl in PA, who couldn’t open a CD her mother gave her. The viral video has been viewed nearly two million times
The video begins with Tegan’s mother saying she gave her daughter the CD and “took it away.” She continues, “I’m going to give it back to her so you all can see the struggle is real”
As soon as she starts flipping the CD and trying to find the opening, she asks her mother, “What’s wrong?”
The mother ends the video jokingly blinking at the camera, in disbelief at what she just saw
For the next 42 seconds, the 10-year-old is seen stunned as to how to open the briefcase and asks, “What is it?”
“What should I do with that?” Tegan is heard to say as her mother urges her to “open it up.”
But she keeps messing with the case.
ELS then turns the camera back on herself, showing her expression of absolute disbelief.
And it seems TikTok users were in the same boat, confused that Tegan failed her mother’s challenge.
One follower commented, “WHAT I HAD RIGHT.”
Another wrote, “Why do these kids make us feel so old?”
“Watching her try to open up all sides EXCEPT the right one,” someone else said.
The 10-year-old’s mother then decides to follow up the original clip with a ‘redemption video’
Even after she managed to open the CD, TikTok commentators quickly jumped on another generation gap: Tegan’s handling and holding of the disc
One comment read, “I was waiting for it to pop open and the damn CD to fall out and get scratched.”
After this ordeal, Tegan’s mother decided to film another “redemption video.”
To help her, ELS advised her daughter that the CD was “kind of like a book,” so Tegan holds the CD and stares blankly at it as she processes her next move.
She shakes it in her hands and is finally able to open it as her mother proudly says, “There you go!”
Stunned commenters “felt old” and were in disbelief at the viral video
The video continues with the mother teaching her daughter how CDs are organized in a CD book, to which her daughter replied, “So it’s like a baseball card book.” If a Pokémon card…”
Even after she managed to open the CD, TikTok users were quick to comment on another generation gap: Tegan’s handling of the CD.
One person wrote, “Why is she holding it like that, no, she’s going to scratch it.”
Another added: “She put fingerprints on it. No fingerprints.’
One follower jokingly summed it up with their comic relief: “Needs jeopardy music.”