Not all TikTok challenges end in injury and controversy, and a new challenge is nothing but lighthearted fun. The “Don’t Leave Me” challenge is giving TikTok users another chance to prove their creativity while showing off their favorite bad jokes and puns.
In the challenge, someone shares a pun or corny joke and runs away from the camera. The camera person runs after them and yells, “Don’t leave me!” and “Take me with you!” The “Don’t leave me” shouts are the camera person’s way of hyping up the person for successfully pulling off the joke.
With the opportunity to share their worst jokes, TikTok users are making the challenge go viral.
In one video, TikTok user Melissa (@theskinntyqueen) holds a tea bag up to the camera and asks, “If I make hot tea and I burn my tongue, is it Tea-pain?”
TikTok users are also showing you don’t need a cameraman to complete the challenge. One user (@mufadzi3) sits on his bed with a suitcase. He says, “I have a suitcase. I put it in a blanket.”
As he tucks the suitcase under the blanket, he faces the camera and says, “I rest my case.” He hypes himself up as he laughs and bounces off the bed.
To date, the #dontleavemechallenge hashtag has over 222 million views. Check out a compilation of TikTok users’ wordplay down below.