Each clip follows a similar format, with users — many of whom are in their early to mid-20s — revealing their decades-old baby blankets. Meanwhile, coryxnathaniel’s original audio plays in the background.
Many of the clips, such as one from user gabbinaturman, which has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, left the internet deeply divided over whether sleeping with a baby blanket is gross or comforting.
“You may as well go sleep with the spiders in the corner,” one commenter wrote of the blanket, which has been reduced to a knotty string of fabric.
“LMAO I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE,” another wrote.
Blankets are far from the only item caught up in the trend. One TikTok user named twigstrem, who is 22, shared the plush, “baby development toy” she’s slept with since childhood. She even looked up a new version of the toy on her computer for comparison.
“His name is Friend don’t come for me,” the user captioned her video.
“I think friend may need to go to the hospital,” one commenter joked.
“Ok but like you can just see how loved he is,” another wrote.
Ultimately, the videos certainly raised questions for some TikTok users, but for many, it gave them a chance to find solidarity in something they’d previously been embarrassed by.
“I expected this to flop but even tho its a little embarrassing to still have Friend, it’s nice knowing ppl my age still find comfort in their bby toys,” twigstrem commented on her clip.
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