Grandparents Fumbling With Computer Become Internet Sensations Thanks To GrandkidMonica Bielanko
Cutest grandparents ever. Seemingly best marriage ever. Seriously. It’s hard to figure you haven’t seen the couple from Oregon who everyone with an internet connection is talking about.
Just in case you were without power the last few hours, here’s the gist. 86-year-old Bruce Huffman and his wife, Esther, 79, recently bought their very first laptop computer with a built-in webcam.
Last month they sat down to try and make heads or tails out of the thing. They were attempting to make a video with the webcam, something their granddaughter had tried to show them a few days before. But if you’ve ever tried to teach a parent how to Skype or, hell, even just connect to the internet, you know how that little lesson probably ended. So Esther’s trying to figure out how to work the newfangled contraption while Bruce is amusing himself by looking at himself in the image on the computer.
As David Lohr at the Huffington Post writes, “The nearly three minute video captures Bruce making funny faces, singing, burping and at one point, during a moment of levity, he got a little flirtatious with his wife. “See how pretty your hair is?” he said. “Just drop your dress a little bit and see your boobies.”
“I was trying to figure out how to do the videos and didn’t know the thing was actually running,” Esther told The Huffington Post. “All the while, Bruce was kind of amusing himself because he was bored. He was being quite an actor.”
When the couple’s granddaughter later saw the video, she titled it “Web Cam 101 for Seniors” and uploaded it on YouTube. The rest is history.
Oh boy do I love this couple. You know Esther’s a firecracker what with the dangly earings and all the gum-chewing, which, incidentally, she’s embarrassed about.
“I did not know anything about YouTube, but apparently, it is spreading like wildfire,” Esther said.
“I wouldn’t have looked that way,” she said. “I guess I have to quit chewing gum. I look like a cow chewing gum so quickly.”
While they still haven’t made a video, they haven’t given up trying just yet.
“We’re still trying to figure out how to work it,” Bruce said. “But we’re having fun trying.”
While their candid video is endearing the modest couple to the World Wide Web, they have no immediate plans of making another video.