Video of 'Murderous' Emu Wearing Small Hat Leaves Internet in Hysterics

A now-viral video that shows one woman's "murderous" emu wearing a small, yellow hat has left the internet in stitches.

The video was posted to TikTok on Monday by Useless Farms. In less than 24 hours, the video amassed more than 10 million views and over 2 million likes. It has also received thousands of comments from viewers who said they were shocked by the video's contents.

Of course, this isn't the first viral animal video to make headlines in recent weeks. In mid-February, veterinarian Trent Shrader shared a video of a faceplanting owl that has received more than 5 million views. Much like Useless Farms' commenters, Shrader's viewers thought his video was hilarious, proving that cute videos really can improve moods, just as research has suggested.

But Monday's video isn't the first of Useless Farms' videos to go viral either. In fact, the page has collected a devoted fanbase that loves to watch one of the farm's emus, named Karen, charge at the farm's owner, Amanda.

"Karen, our emu is absolutely miserable, and we named Karen before Karen was even a thing so I don't know if I manifested that," Amanda told Global News.

In her latest video, however, Amanda shared that she may have found the solution to controlling Karen's "murderous" tendencies—a little, yellow hat.

"Anybody that's been following me for more than four minutes knows all about Karen's murderous tendencies and her absolute love of violence," Amanda said as Karen charged at her. But Amanda said that "something magic" had happened.

In the next frame, a docile Karen can be seen wearing a tiny hat.

"You look beautiful, Karen," Amanda told the emu, who eventually cuddled up against her owner.

"I don't even have words right now," Amanda concluded. "I am speechless."

Commenters were shocked as well.

"That's not Karen. I don't believe it," wrote I am a simp.

Julie added: "Are we sure that's not Stanley?!?!"

For context, Stanley is another one of Amanda's emus, who she previously described as the "sweetest angel who's ever existed."

Due to Karen's unusually calm disposition, many, like Julie, were convinced that the hat-wearing emu was actually Stanley. Regardless, viewers thought the video was hilarious.

"This made my day," wrote Diane O. "Thank you for sharing the magic."

"I can't stop laughing," said care giver.

ATXtrace added: "DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!!! It could be a trap. Don't take off the hat either. It's the conduit for Karen peace."

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A now-viral video that shows one woman’s “murderous” emu wearing a small, yellow hat has left the internet laughing. In just 24 hours the video received more than 10 million views. dalamaus/istock