I Am Literally Crying Over These TikTok Reactions To The BENEE “Supalonely” Dance

Okay, so during this whole self-isolation period, they’ve been a number of endearing TikTok trends to brighten up our tired af moods. First, we had the TikTok dance that helped you avoid catching Covid-19, then there was the World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative encouraging us to wash our hands, and, ofc, an Australian legend lip syncing to Scott Morrison’s coronavirus addresses

And now folks, we have literally the cutest thing I’ve ever seen on the platform. Srsly, I am on the verge of ugly happy tears, it’s so sweet.

I give you, what I’m calling, the unofficially dubbed #FlipTheCamera challenge.

@aileenchristineee

Secretly flipped the camera on my boyfriend and pretended to film myself dancing. His reaction 🥺 ##midwinterbreak ##fyp ##xyzbca ##videocall

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE

What is this new cute af “Supalonely” by BENEE TikTok trend?

TikTok users are performing the TikTok dance to BENEE’s “Supalonely,” featuring Gus Dapperton, in front of their loved ones, letting them think their filming themselves but SECRETLY filming their reactions. And, from their boyfriends, parents, children and dogs, the responses are not only endearing and wholesome but they make me want to cry pure solid tears of joy.

Srsly, gang, they’re adorable af.

@aaaashlei

Her reaction 🥺 ##fyp ##foryoupage ##xyzbca ##flipthecamera ##dogsoftiktok ##selfquarantine

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
@christineleeee

Secretly flipped the camera on my mans and his mom watching me dance 🥺 ##flipthecamera ##boyfriend ##couplecomedy

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
@hannnahcho2

recorded my brothers’ and dad’s reaction during dinner annnddd… ##fyp ##helpimbored ##quarantine

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
@issaprincesa21

I flipped the camera😂 my sister is my hype man🥺 ##thedrop ##foryou ##foryoupage ##funny

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE

The trend first emerged when TikTok user AileenChristineee was in a video call with her boyfriend during their winter break in the U.S. Pretending to film herself dancing, she flipped the camera and caught his response. What follows is a man munching and crunching on his sandwich before watching the woman he loves dance, raising his hand like its an imaginary roof and bopping to her movements. Her biggest fan and supporter.

@carolinarobertson

Flipped the camera on my husband to get his reaction 😂🥺 ##socialdistancing ##quarantineandchill ##fyp ##foryou ##pageforyou ##foryoupage

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
@catsjammies

Secretly flipped the cam on Coop to show him my new dance moves ##ButterGlossPop ##fliptheswitch ##artistsoftiktok ##foryou ##cute ##baby

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE

Parodies of TikTok’s newest dance reaction challenge

And, even though it’s still a pretty new trend, there are a number of relatable parodies to it already. 

@rhia.official

I can’t believe I actually did this!!!!!😱🤣 result coming up!!!!😱 ##fyp ##foryou

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
@ericmontanez

omg! I stole my boyfriends phone and secretly recorded his reaction to me dancing! 😍 i love this boy so much!

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE

These next three to six months of self-isolation and social distancing are going to take a huge toll on our mental health and emotions. For many, we won’t be able to physically see those we love and care for for a looong time. 

Perhaps, with Zoom hangouts and party games like Jackbox, the future of social interaction and affection is through videos like these. Or, we can just ignore the world and everyone else and play Animal Crossing, it’s really up to you. 

Julian Rizzo-Smith is a writer and producer. He also claims to be a vine historian, avid connoisseur of low-fi beats, indie hip hop and Kermit memes. In a perfect world, he’d be married to Tyler the Creator, own an Arcanine and a Lapras, and don his own Sailor Scouts uniform. He tweets @GayWeebDisaster, which is also, coincidentally, how one might describe him.

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