Grandma Goes Viral for Making Super Wholesome TikTok Cooking Videos


One grandma has gone viral for her simple yet super wholesome cooking videos on TikTok.

Lynn Davis, also known online as Lynja or her handle name “Cooking with Lynja,” has more than 607,000 followers on TikTok and amassed over 5.7 million likes on the video-sharing platform, according to Mashable.

@cookingwithlynjaGrandmas only 😡 ##cooking ##recipes ##fyp ##cookies♬ original sound – cookingwithlynja

The steps and recipes shown in the short clips are made to be easy to follow.

@cookingwithlynjaLet’s get Crackin’ 🦀🦀 ##cooking ##recipes ##fyp ##crablegs♬ original sound – cookingwithlynja

The videos, produced and edited by her son Tim, feature humorous takes on the latest trends, including referring to the hot dog in her “Dirty Water Dawg” video as “glizzy.”

@cookingwithlynjaHow to make a Dirty Water Dawg 🌭🌭🌭🌭 ##glizzy ##cooking ##recipes ##fyp♬ original sound – cookingwithlynja

Lynn and Tim originally planned to create 30 videos in 30 days, but things took off quickly.

“Once we finished the 30 days straight, we then started to make Cooking With Lynja videos more seriously,” Lynja told Vice.

@cookingwithlynjaDrumsticks or Wings? ##cooking ##recipes ##fyp ##buffalowildwings♬ original sound – cookingwithlynja

The elderly TikTok star thinks that her age might have helped her gain fame on the platform.

“I believe the videos became popular because I am an older person on an app where a large part of the audience is much younger than me,” she said. “I think people are surprised by the dichotomy of someone my age using pop culture references.”

@cookingwithlynjaOooooeeee Rick ##cooking ##recipe ##fyp ##nuggets♬ original sound – cookingwithlynja

Viewers are now referring to her as “grandma” and she made a video about the support she’s been receiving.

@cookingwithlynjaWhoever get the most likes in a week, I will cook your meal of choice! ##GrandkidApplication ##fyp♬ original sound – cookingwithlynja

“I LOVE being referred to as a grandmother as I am a grandmother in real life,” she said. “I’m honored when people ask me if I can be their grandmother.”

Although Lynja is more active and popular on TikTok, she also posts on her YouTube channel.

Feature Image Screenshot via Lynja

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