Tiktok has some unusual viral trends, including some elderly video stars.
The platform that's most often associated with teenagers now has grandparents acing the algorithm.
@grandma_droniak i will haunt you. Link in bio #funeral #haunted #hauntedtiktok #paranormal #grandma #haunting #uninvited #hauntedhouse ♬ original sound - grandma_droniak
92 year old Lilian Droniak (@grandma_droniak) has almost 5 million followers. Her matter of fact attitude and sharp wit have made her a popular personality online; pretty good for a woman who thought Tiktok was something to do with clocks
@grandadfrankk Replying to @audyotter0113 Its been a while so I thought you all deserve a part 6!😁 #fyp #grandad #makeupemoji #jamescharlespalette #funny ♬ original sound - ✨Roblox acc✨
77 year old Thomas Frank Hackett (@granddadfrankk) is originally from Galway, and became active on Tiktok to bond with his granddaughter Keira. "Keira and I have always been close. I took her to school as a little one; we live next door to each other. But now we’re a team, with so much common ground" he told the Guardian. His 7.1 million followers love his joyous smile and fresh take on trending audio.
@brunchwithbabs Tea towel hostess gift hack #motherlyadvice ♬ original sound - everyone’s grandmothers
There's also savvy seventy something Barbara Costello(@brunchwithbabs), who likes to use her account to give useful life advice and hacks. "When I read the comments underneath our first post, however, I was overwhelmed by emotion. I never considered how we might be able to touch people," she said to the Guardian's Micahel Segalov. Barbara gives tips on everything from housekeeping to travel hacks to home remedies, and her pervious experince as a teacher makes her an ideal online tutor.
Other popular accounts from older persons on Tiktok include:
The Chainz Family-Ricky Chain and his 93 year old grandmother share their hilarious skits
Jenny Krupa- this 80 something lady has a tongue sharper than a kitchen knife
Grandpa Chan- 80 year old Korean grandparents with moves like Jagger