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.
I hear my mom singing downstairs and I go to look and LOOK AT THIS !!! MY DAD IS WAVING CHOPSTICKS IN THE AIR!!!!! OML MY HEART !!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Wcdrj4imd1
— Rachel Dang (@dangitrachel) March 26, 2018
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.”
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) April 3, 2018
“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.
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.
— Rachel Dang (@dangitrachel) March 27, 2018
To Dang’s surprise, people actually donated.
Hey guys! I totally posted this as a joke, but some of you actually vemoed! As of right now I have $27 and my parents decided that they wanted to use the money towards the first month of sponsoring a child. Thank you everyone for venmoing me and for supporting my silly parents 💕
— Rachel Dang (@dangitrachel) March 28, 2018
Everyone absolutely loved the video.
me realising ill never be loved like this by anyone in my entire life bfdnfvdfj thats so cute pic.twitter.com/B1dSKxDPF2
— 🕊 (@AESTHETlCMAMI) March 27, 2018
we love a supportive husband pic.twitter.com/CcK54w8iIb
— houston mf’n tx (@MsVanderpump) March 27, 2018
— isha (@ishaenise) March 27, 2018
Awww and she’s singing about love.. Vietnamese parents are the best
— Dee (@Diana_Ly) March 27, 2018
OMG YES LOL😂
— эмпирический (@stormimages) March 27, 2018
i cri this is the QUALITY content i am here for
— Erica Kang (@ericamkang) March 26, 2018
Images Screenshot via Twitter / dangitrachel