The Brief: The #WalkingOnADream trend on TikTok is by creator @ketaminesandwich. These videos consist of TikTokers writing out a "dream" and using the "Freeze Frame"effect to walk over it while Empire Of The Sun's "Walking On A Dream" plays in the background.
TikTokers are highlighting their “dreams” with the “Walking On A Dream” trend on TikTok. The viral trend on the app’s “Discover” page is marked by creators typing out their desired outcome on a tablet or piece of paper. The creator then uses TikTok’s “Freeze Frame” to “freeze” their wish to the bottom of the screen while they walk on top of it. It is performed to Empire Of The Sun’s “Walking On a Dream.” At the time of publication, the #WalkingOnADream trend has garnered over 1.1 billion views.
The trend traces back to creator @ketaminesandwich. In his video, he wrote “girls being funny” on a piece of paper, froze the screen, and then walked on top of it. The video received over 450,000 views and 41,000 likes after it was uploaded on April 29. The comments section proved that the joke wasn’t taken lightly by all, but it became a trend, regardless.
TikTokers’ began jotting down their wishes and walked, skipped, and even danced across them. Many “dreams” were simple pleasantries from a time before quarantine, like “Going to prom” and “Going to concerts.
Some videos hilariously took shots at relationship dynamics between friends and significant others.
Creator @Itsmaddydevera wished for a date with Stranger Things star and popular TikToker Noah Schnapp. Her video received over 249,000 views, 48,000 likes, and a “What’s UP” comment from Schnapp.