The nature of social media memes and challenges usually range anywhere from eyebrow-raising escapades to utterly nutty stunts. But the latest challenge to dominate social media platforms is unexpectedly heart-warming. First gaining traction on Chinese social media app Douyin, the aptly-titled “Four Generations Challenge” sees four generations of the same family coming together in a video.
Starting from the youngest member of the family, the child beckons for their parent, who then calls out for their parent, who then calls their parent. By the time the great-grandparent makes his or her grand appearance, your heart will be full of warm and fuzzy feelings.
To no one’s surprise, Internet reactions have been really positive.
The way grand Papa walks. It’s so cute that first it made me laugh then it made me tear up. Gosh! Grandparents are a blessing.
— check pinned tweet *ongoing unfollow spree* (@Taestybtslife) January 6, 2019
This is heart melting pic.twitter.com/KhHzEilkJU
— Mandalorian (@shwn_mediocre) January 5, 2019
This was a blessing to have experienced👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾
— Boi Bonita se bugger (@_msldbongz) January 5, 2019
While there have been other less pleasant challenges dotting the 2019 social media landscape (like #birdboxchallenge, which is just a bad idea), we hope this heart-warming number sets the tone for the year to come.