I peeled my orange today is a new TikTok slideshow that makes people cry after seeing it. Read on to discover its contents.
What is the most touching trend you’ve ever seen on TikTok? What was your reaction to it? Did it make you wince in sympathy, or cry in devastation? TikTok trends can get emotional every now and then. However, the best ones have a tendency to make you bawl your eyes out.
Today’s sad trend is based on a text thread that may or may not have happened, but hits hard nonetheless.
The hashtag ‘I peeled my orange today’ now has over 673,000 views on TikTok and counting as more curious people deliberate on it. Let’s discuss this touchy trend, and what makes it so relatable to internet users everywhere.
What is ‘I peeled my orange today?’
‘I peeled my orange today’ is a slideshow of screenshotted texts that was posted by @Things.i.cant.sen in TikTok. It chronicles a brief conversation between a woman named Charlotte, and her ex-lover who has seemingly moved on. You can view it here.
At the start of the conversation, she announces to her former partner that she got admitted into NYU. Her ex congratulates her and this triggers a larger discourse. In the ensuing conversation, Charlotte dredges up her old memories with her ex-girlfriend. Furthermore, she recalls how her ex used to help her peel oranges because she was bad at doing so.
Her ex-partner warmly reassures her that she will figure it out someday. Although she also advices Charlotte not to text her anymore, as this would only make her hurt more. Charlotte agrees, and doesn’t text her for a very long time.
However, one fateful morning, she sends a paragraph saying, ‘I peeled my oranges today’ which implies that she is learning to cope in the absence of her ex who she once considered a soulmate. Throughout the thread, the melancholic TikTok audio Interlinked by ‘Jacob¡’ plays which makes it all the more sad.
Reactions to ‘I peeled my orange today’ on TikTok
TikTok users have shared their own reactions to the ‘I peeled my orange today’ slideshow after reading it. While many have commended the allegorical nature of the conversation, others are more amazed by how relatable it was. The reaction videos use the same sound as the original thread.
This video with over 120,000 likes shows a user reacting to the thread while on the verge of tears.
However, not everyone is that strong-willed. The user in this video with over 657,000 likes burst out crying while reacting to the slideshow.
This devastated TikTok user breaks down the entire ‘I peeled my orange today’ conversation thread.
The ‘I peeled my orange today’ text slideshow is simultaneously devastating and heart-warming. It tells a happy-sad tale of love and separation that makes it resonate with many people of different backgrounds.
What do you think of ‘I peeled my orange today?’ Is it as relatable people are saying?