Tiktok trends appear at a reliable clip these days, with some being more uplifting than others. The best ones can provide a fun glimpse into the relationships shared between loved ones. Case in point: the new TikTok dance prank currently taking the app by storm.
In the Know reports that the trend started with a clip from TikTok user Tyler Price back in September, featuring himself and his girlfriend.
“I told her to duck under my arm, with her eyes closed,” Price explained in a caption on his viral post. In the clip, she doesn’t seem to know what’s going on – until she opens her eyes to find Price busting out some sweet dance moves.
TikTok went crazy over Price’s video, and before long, the dance prank became a genuine hit on the platform. Users from around the globe have since uploaded videos of themselves vibing to the strains of “Dancin (KRONO Remix)” by Aaron Smith, emulating the original clip.
As with so many TikTok challenges, part of the fun is seeing how different users interpret them. The trend has been picked up by everyone from kids and their parents to significant others and best buds. For the most part, people seem happy to play along once they realize what’s going on.
Of course, that’s when they do realize what’s going on. Some don’t ever open their eyes to see the unfolding dance party, and might still be out there, rhythmically swaying to an unheard beat.
And then, of course, there are the ones that just don’t work out, either because the vibes are not quite chill enough, or due to the interference of a furry friend.
Price’s original upload has gained nearly 77,000 likes, and has reportedly been viewed almost 840,000 times. Meanwhile, TikTokers have used the clip’s audio in over 500 videos, with the majority taking part in the new dance challenge.
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