A TikTok user shaved for the first time in a long time as global lockdown forced us all inside our homes, unable to make that barber appointment. The internet is filled with the ‘after’ videos showing little kids being left shocked or in tears after seeing their father clean shaved. One such video has surfaced online in which TikTok user Jonathan Normoyle decided to shave off his mane but his two little girls got all confused. Failing to recognize their father, the twins started crying.
Seeing their father for the first time with no beard left the twins baffled when they were approached by a ‘stranger’ with their dad’s face but not his beard. The twins’ response has left the internet in splits as one of the girls tried to protect her sibling from the beardless stranger.
In the 37-seconds video, the twins, sitting on a couch, are approached by Jonathan but one of the twins is staring at her dad in utter confusion with a blank expression, trying to figure out who the person in front of them is. Soon, the other twin also starts staring at Jonathan puzzled, while the first look at the person behind the camera for some answers.
Jonathan keeps looking at them, giving them time to figure out and asks, “Hi. What are you doing?”Hearing their father’s voice coming from a hairless man seemed to have distressed one of the twins as one started crying while another one was still hesitant.
The father, in an attempt to comfort his girls, extended his arms to reach out, but one of the toddlers wasn’t ready to let a stranger touch her sister. She quickly extended her arm in a protective move, making sure her sister doesn’t leave her side or the stranger doesn’t harm her as she herself is crying.
Watch the adorable reaction winning hearts online here:
The viral clip has been shared widely online on TikTok as well as Twitter. On Twitter, shared by @Aqualady, it has garnered more than 4 million views and almost 2 lakh likes. The comments section is filled with hilarious reactions from netizens pointing out the instinctive movement of the girl.
For Indian men, the COVID-19 quarantine had resulted in two realities: being forced to step into the kitchen and shaving their heads. The latter is obviously a crowded category because patriarchy and years of conditioning were no hindrance.
Social media platforms are abuzz with men sporting their quarantine-induced buzz cuts. Even mid-aged Indians, who were yet to figure out the intricacies of the world wide web, have taken up the tonsorial challenge, quite literally, head-on.