Embarrassing moments are fun to relive if a) they are long after the fact and b) they are relived in a safe environment and not brought up by your best friend on a date. But what makes them so universally funny is that we’ve all been there. Some have had the worst, some the best, but the experience as a whole makes us inherently human.
And that’s what the new TikTok videos are all about. It all started with one TikToker, Michaelslagel, who took the sound of the viral scene from The Real Housewives of New Jersey that user @amiryaassofficial shared to make a connection to the end of Trump’s presidency. He then used it to share his own embarrassing moment when he ran into Ariana Grande.
The idea was immediately picked up by TikTokers, who couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share the moments they remember with sick, painful hilarity. Whether it’s emails sent too soon or unsolicited hugs, here are some of the best funny moments that are so evocative that we totally empathize with these people.