Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people are confined to their homes under lockdown in a bid to contain the deadly virus. To beat boredom people have been undertaking activities like binge-watching TV series and playing board games. In a recently uploaded TikTok video, a bored dad decided to pass some time by making popcorn, the video of him making popcorn has gone viral because he appears to be making popcorn, one kernel at a time.
The video that was uploaded by TikTok user @alec0722 has already received more than 321 thousand likes and over 3 thousand comments. The Video is captioned ‘Quarantine Day 19: Found my dad in the kitchen making popcorn one at a time...’ and has been viewed more than 2 million times.
In the video the dad can be seen putting kernels of corn into the frying pan one-by-one and after each individual kernel pops he is then seen using a pair of tongs to pick up the piece of popcorn that has pooped and place it in a large bowl next to him filled with a lot of popcorn, signifying that he has been doing this for a long time.
One user commented that the bowl of popcorn that the dad in the video seems to be making looks to be the most perfect bowl of popcorn ever while another claimed that the dad’s actions were just wasting gas during a pandemic but having something to do is one of the best feelings there is. While some TikTok users claimed that the dad in the video had reached the ‘Epitome of boredom’ other users chimed in and said that the dad in the video was not bored because he had actually found something to do.
After originating from China’s “wet markets”, the coronavirus has now claimed over 95,813 lives worldwide as of April 9. According to the tally by international news agency, the pandemic has now spread to 209 countries and has infected at least 1,607,912 people. Out of the total infections, 357,180 have been recovered but the easily spread virus is continuing to disrupt many lives.
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