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Dad Is Blowing Minds With TikTok Video Asking Kids To Make Phone Gesture

Dad Is Blowing Minds With TikTok Video Asking Kids To Make Phone Gesture

A dad has managed to make a lot of people feel very old by asking his family a simple question and sharing the results on TikTok.

Daniel Alvarado, a dad-of-two from New York City, approached his other-half Michelle and asked her: "Pretend your talking on the phone, what would be your hand gesture?"

She, like most people born pre-2000, stuck out her thumb and her little finger while keeping the three middle fingers down... you know like a phone.

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However, next Daniel approaches his two kids and asks them the same thing.

His daughter Daniella, who happens to be using her phone at the time, holds her entire palm to her ear.

He then goes up to his son Kamilo and asks the same thing and, much like his sibling, he also puts his hand against his ear and asks: "Like this?" Anyone else feel 400 years old right now?

Credit: Daniel Alvarado
Credit: Daniel Alvarado
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Daniel then tells the camera, "All of us would go like this" and holds his hand in, what am I going to call the proper pretend phone position, with the pinkie and thumb out, before adding: "But now the new generation goes like this" and putting his flat hand against his ear.

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He captioned the clip: "70s, 80s, 90s babies can relate." They can do more than relate, Daniel. Some of them are downright blown away by the whole thing.

One person said: "Dear God I feel old lmao I didn't realise this change was a thing. 90s baby represent!"

Someone else wrote: "My mind is blown right now; I had no idea it changed."

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Another added: "Omg I feel old I didn't know that's how they do phone gestures now."

Another shared their own experience, explaining: "I was once talking to my mom and signalled my daughter to get my phone with [pinky and thumb gesture] and she had no clue what I was doing and repeated it back to me."

Credit: Daniel Alvarado
Credit: Daniel Alvarado

While someone else commented: "I'm born in 1998 which is that awkward year where I do these old hand gestures but never actually used the object itself. We're the middle child."

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But showing that all is not lost just yet, some younger folks commented to say they do the original gesture despite being born post-2000.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Daniel Alvarado

Topics: Viral, Interesting

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]