Four Generations of Chinese Women Melt Hearts Across the World

January 11, 2019  By Liu Ming  Editor: Lei Yang


A video from China showing four generations of women with their mothers has melted the hearts of millions across the world.

The video begins with a child entering the frame and calling for her parent, who then appears in shot. The parent then calls for her parent, who appears and calls for her parent, who also appears. From child to parent to grandparent to great-grandparent, the video features four generations of Chinese women, and is part of a video meme challenge.

It's called the "Four Generations Challenge", and it has won the hearts of social media users across the world after BuzzFeed's Kassy Cho tweeted about it last week. "This Chinese four generations meme is so wholesome omg," she tweeted. The video has since garnered 1.39 million likes, 350,000 retweets and 20 million views.

"You have to love how Chinese culture respects and cherishes the older generations," one Twitter user said. Another commented: "The #fourgenerations challenge is so sweet!! I never even met my grandparents, never mind great grandparents! If you have that, cherish it!"

Multi-generation families from across the world, including the Philippines, India, Norway, Peru and the United States have joined the challenge and posted their own "four generation" photos and videos online.

The trend started on China's short-video platform Douyin, also known as TikTok. A December 19 post from Douyin on micro-blogging site Sina Weibo said that one of the four-generation video clips had gained two million likes.


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