What started as a cute Twitter post has become a viral clip showing a Vietnamese dad waving his chopsticks in the air like a flashlight at a concert while his wife sings a love song.
Rachel Dang originally thought that it was “funny and cute” when she made the post on Twitter on March 25
The clip has been watched more than 6.64 million times, liked over 436,000 and retweeted more than 123,000.
It all started one night when Dang heard her mom, Kim, singing downstairs where she was also surprised to see her dad, Bill, waving chopsticks in the air.
“My dad told me that my mom was singing and he wasn’t paying attention, so she kept looking at him, and he realized that she needed him to be her fan while she sang,”
the 21-year-old who lives in Dallas, Texas, told BuzzFeed
. “Since he was in the kitchen, he quickly grabbed a big stir fry chopstick to wave it like a flashlight while she was singing.”
“My mom loves singing and sings around the house often,” she said, adding that the song she was singing in the clip was “Em Khong La Duy Nhat” — or “I Am Not the Only One” — by Vietnamese model, actress, and singer Toc Tien.
A daily dose of Asian America's essential stories, in under 5 minutes.
Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories to your inbox daily for free.
Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive.
According to Dang, her parents, who have been happily married for 23 years, are generally very silly people. It seems that she inherited some of their sense of humor as well.
To Dang’s surprise, people actually donated.
Everyone absolutely loved the video.