'Boomers Are Hilarious': Viral Clip Shows Family Photo Printing Mishap

A video has gone viral on TikTok after a woman shared a video of another woman, who appears to be her mother, upset over a photo printing mishap.

The video, posted by TikToker @whateverwens, was uploaded earlier this week and has been viewed over 4 million times.

"Who would do such a thing," the woman in the video said holding up a large printed family photo.

"You did that," a voice is heard saying offscreen.

"I did not do it!" the woman said.

The photo she is holding up included not just the photo, but a full screenshot taken from the screen of an iPhone. The image printed includes thumbnails of other photos below as well as the digital clock displayed across the top.

"You must have sent it like that," the voice off-camera said.

According to a report from Pew Research Center in 2019, 68 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 55 to 73) owned a smartphone. Between 2011 and 2019, Baby Boomers became far more likely to own a smartphone jumping from 25 percent.

While it's not as high a percentage as millennials (90 percent), research found older generations are still embracing a "digital life."

"Baby Boomers continue to trail both Gen Xers and Millennials on most measures of technology adoption, but adoption rates for this group have been growing rapidly in recent years," the report said.

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A video has gone viral on TikTok after a woman shared her hilarious photo printing mishap. Here, a stock image shows a wall of framed family photos. Ondrooo/Getty Images

As the video continued, a voice seeming to belong to the TikToker proceeded to explain to the woman that she "must have" sent the photo in the way it appears.

"Look, it's a beautiful picture...a family picture, they ruined...ruined!" she said.

Commenters got a kick out of the video with many relating to the content as behavior they've seen before.

"MY MOM DOES THIS," one commenter wrote. "[S]he screenshots my Instagram stories and frames them LOLOL."

"My mom ordered a puzzle for my sister and it was a whole safari page screenshot with a low battery banner across it," wrote another.

Others pointed out the woman's lack of personal responsibility for the mishap.

"'[T]his is anyones fault but my own'—Every boomer I interact with," one commenter wrote.

"Boomers are hilarious," wrote another. "Nothing is their fault ever."

Another commenter, who claimed to work in a print shop, said from her experience the situation was "most def" on the woman.

One person tried to look at the bright side of the situation.

"It's a whole collage on the bottom," they wrote. "She won!"

The TikToker responded to the comment saying "[T]hat's what [I] was trying to tell her!!!!"

Newsweek reached out to @whateverwens for comment.