The Video Went Viral
When Leah captured her daughters using a landline phone for the first time, the video she posted on TikTok quickly became popular. The simple idea that you could contact someone on a landline profoundly scared the two girls. When the older girl picks up the phone, she’s shocked to find that it actually functions.
The older one excitedly called the adult’s number and pleaded with her to pick it up. The video then cuts to a fresh scene when the youngsters are phoning a different phone, with the younger of the two covering her mouth in amazement when the call again succeeds.
No iPhones or Samsung Devices Back Then… Just a Landline Phone
People can’t decide whether they were more thrilled that the landline phone actually made calls and that you could hear the person on the other end, or that you could actually dial or hang up the phone by simply pressing the number. The fact that you only needed to set the phone down to end a call delighted the kids to no end!
More than 1.3 million people have watched the video as of this writing, and many of the comments are coming from those who’re truly old enough to remember these landlines before smartphones. It’s astounding that we’ve come to a place where kids have no concept of what a landline phone is or how to use one.