Four generations of Chinese women melt hearts across the world

By Liu Ming | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-01-11 16:23

A video from China showing four generations of women with their mothers has melted the hearts of millions across the world.

The video begins with a child entering the frame and calling for her parent, who then appears in shot. The parent then calls for her parent, who appears and calls for her parent, who also appears. From child to parent to grandparent to great-grandparent, the video features four generations of Chinese women, and is part of a video meme challenge.

It’s called the "Four Generations Challenge", and it has won the hearts of social media users across the world after BuzzFeed's Kassy Cho tweeted about it last week. "This Chinese four generations meme is so wholesome omg," she tweeted. The video has since garnered 1.39 million likes, 350,000 retweets and 20 million views.

"You have to love how Chinese culture respects and cherishes the older generations," one Twitter user said. Another commented: "The #fourgenerations challenge is so sweet!! I never even met my grandparents, never mind great grandparents! If you have that, cherish it!"

Screenshot of Jannicke's Twitter

Multi-generation families from across the world, including the Philippines, India, Norway, Peru and the United States have joined the challenge and posted their own "four generation" photos and videos online.

The trend started on China's short-video platform Douyin, also known as TikTok. A Dec 19 post from Douyin on micro-blogging site Sina Weibo said that one of the four-generation video clips had gained two million likes.

Paralyzed teacher devoted to rural education for decades

China's top heavy dredger ready for action

72-year-old winter swimming fan has saved hundreds from drowning

Beijing to drive development of intelligent connected vehicles

Green-colored Fuxing bullet train put into service in Yunnan

First 5G subway station put into service in Chengdu

Top
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US