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Elderly Man Has Priceless Reaction To Seeing A 3D Printer For The First Time


Elderly Man Has Priceless Reaction To Seeing A 3D Printer For The First Time

A TikTok user has captured the amazing moment an elderly man sees a 3D printer working for the first time.

If you ever needed a reminder that we're living in a time of incredible technology, this is it.

In the most wholesome video you'll see this week, 79-year-old Kenny is taken to a workshop to see a 3D printer being used.


In the workshop, Sam, the technician, shows Kenny how the machine is able to produce nearly whatever he wants and Kenny is understandably blown away.

After showing him a figurine already made by the printer, Sam takes him through the model process and then finally the printing process, explaining that the printer uses sugarcane to create the models.

Kenny is so enraptured by this development that he licks the figurine to see if he can taste the sugarcane.

Tiktok: PatriotKenny
Tiktok: PatriotKenny

He then, and this is where it really starts to get emotional, asks if he can buy the figurine, but first he requests Sam sign it for him.

BRB, sobbing.

Sam tells Kenny not only will he sign the figurine, but he's also made a pair that Kenny can keep for free.

Tiktok: PatriotKenny
Tiktok: PatriotKenny

"Are you sure?" asks an overwhelmed Kenny.

He again requests Sam sign the figurines, then says he will 'gladly take them home'.

The video ends with Kenny sitting the car on the way home, happily inspecting his owl figurines.

Kenny is a Tiktok sensation with 1.4 billion views on the platform and 1.4 million followers.

Tiktok: PatriotKenny
Tiktok: PatriotKenny

He is a Navy veteran who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and raises money for other veterans through his platform.

People are commenting with their own wholesome stories of showing people new technology.

"This was my uncle when I showed him Google maps world view lol," said one commenter.


"Blew my dad's mind a few years back when I shazamed a song in front of him," said another.

Tiktok: PatriotKenny
Tiktok: PatriotKenny

One person said they related to the man's amazement: "Honestly, Google maps alone still blows my millennial mind when I stop and think about it for a moment.

"I haven't been lost in more than 10 years thanks to it. It takes some the magic away of exploring new places, but GPS technology for free in your pocket is still an incredible feat of humanity."

Others point out that this shows just how far we've come in terms of technology over the last 100 years.

"When he was born the height of technology was a toaster. No computers outside of government facilities, no calculators," they said.

"Engineers used slide rules to do math. Cars had manual transmissions and maybe no radio. TV was brand new. Plastics were the wave of the future. We've come a long way in 80 years."

Featured Image Credit: PatriotKenny/TikTok

Topics: News, TikTok

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