'Bertha Isn't Invited': Grandma's Funeral Rules Leave Internet in Hysterics

A now-viral video detailing one grandma's funeral rules has left the internet in hysterics.

The video, which was posted to TikTok on Thursday by Grandma Droniak, has garnered more than 11 million views and prompted thousands of viewers to ask the question, "Who's Bertha?" It also proves that older people are more social media savvy than many may think.

In the video, Droniak—who Newsweek identified as 92-year-old Lillian Droniak—stands before a list she's created in her phone's notes app titled, "rules at my funeral."

"These are my rules at my funeral," said Droniak. "Listen up."

According to the list, Droniak is asking that her guests cry, "but not too much."

"Don't make a fool of yourself," she said.

She's also demanding that her guests get drunk at the funeral's reception.

"Take a shot for me," she encouraged.

Commenters loved both of those rules; however, they were widely hung up on Droniak's second rule, which read: "Bertha isn't invited."

"Don't let her in," Droniak added.

Viewers were dying to know more about Bertha—who she is and why she's being preemptively banned from Droniak's funeral.

"What did Bertha do?" asked Kelli, a popular TikTok dancer and choreographer.


"Is Bertha the new version of Karen?" asked Cherry. "Story time please."

Since joining TikTok in 2019, Droniak has amassed a dedicated following of more than 3.8 million users. Of course, she isn't the first senior to experience success on the video-sharing app.

An 80-year-old U.S. Navy veteran named Kenny Jary has earned roughly 1.7 million followers during his time on TikTok. In fact, he recently made headlines for posting a hilarious video that shows him and a friend attempting to use an Amazon Alexa for the first time.

Last year, a 73-year-old comedian named SJ Mendelson went viral for posting a video in which she described the various reasons why she loves being old. She's also collected an online following of about 300,000 people, who she endearingly refers to as the "The B**ch Squad."

But even if seniors aren't frequently posting it doesn't mean they aren't swiping through social feeds.

According to the Pew Research Center, 75 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 65 use the internet, and roughly 34 percent of seniors report using social media.

"Once online, most seniors make the internet a standard part of their daily routine," said the Pew Research Center, adding that roughly 51 percent of seniors go online "several times a day."

The Center said that social media has become more attractive to seniors in recent years because it allows them to connect with people from their past and connect with distant family members.

Despite not knowing anything about Bertha, many of Droniak's viewers assured her that they would not let Bertha crash her funeral.

"If Bertha shows up, there will be two funerals," wrote Ben.

"I'll tackle Bertha who's got my back?" asked Ciara.

Another TikToker added: "I'll make sure bertha ain't getting in."

A now-viral video detailing one grandma’s funeral rules has left the internet in hysterics. The video has amassed more than 11 million views since it was posted to TikTok. Rawpixel/istock