What Is the Teen on the Sofa Viral TikTok?
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A video of a college student surprising her boyfriend at another college has gone mega-viral Tick tock.
It currently has 65 million views and has sparked countless debates about whether the boyfriend was excited enough to see her or whether he’s secretly cheating on her for sitting on the couch next to some other girls.
The video is from user @laurenzarras, a college student in her 20s who has a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend Robbie. The video has more than 5 million likes and 135,000 comments. It is headed “Robbie Had No Clue” and Lauren uses the text “My friend’s surprise at college”. It was released in September.
It is known on the internet as the “Teen on the Couch” video. So why did something seemingly so harmless cause such a stir?
The whole point is that Robbie doesn’t seem that excited to see his girlfriend, leading many armchair detectives to accuse him of cheating on her, especially since he’s on the couch next to three girls.
Some eagle-eyed viewers said that the girl sitting next to him handed him a phone. In the video, Robbie leans forward and blocks his hands from seeing, and then suddenly he has a phone. Basically everyone thinks that they are really seedy.
Check out the video below.
Those 22 seconds ignited the internet and generated a ton of responses.
One Twitter user even polled whether she thought Robbie was on the rise, calling it the “greatest political debate of our time.”
Comments on the video underline the supposed awkwardness. “He hugged her as if she were his aunt at Christmas dinner,” said a user. “3 girls, 3 boys … you interrupted the party,” said another. “The girls look cute, the boys look amused, the boyfriend looks scared. Sister … please ask questions, “said another.
Lauren herself was obviously forced to comment on the status of their relationship.
“It breaks my heart that people can see a special moment and bring so much negativity with them. Please think before accepting anything about my relationship. As for the phone comment, his phone was on his lap. But thanks for the concerns! And no, I’m not denying, ”she wrote in the comment section.
Her friend, who has the username @souljawatchambassador, also had to comment. He made his own version of the video using the following:
“Couch guy here. Welcome to get away from Berry & Cream TikTok (a previous trend), but remember: not all is true crime. Don’t be a parasocial weirdo. Get some fresh air. Watch out.”
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The video also inspired a number of parodies of the same song – Ellie Goulding’s “Still Falling for You”.
Here is one.
For many people, it’s all about the hug.
Here is another one with some cute cats.
The attention didn’t hurt Lauren at all. She seems to have everything under control. She also has several other videos with over a million views.