The Brief:

TikTok's #ThirdWheel videos exemplify the awkwardness of being the "third wheel" in different situations. 


Videos hashtagged #ThirdWheel on TikTok poke fun at the struggles of being a permanent plus one.

The term “Third Wheel” refers to someone unnecessary to a specific pair or group, much like having a third wheel on a bicycle. It is most often used when describing someone who tags along with or feels left out by their bestie and their bae.

These memes often show someone single feeling left out because their friend has boo’d-up with their OTP.

As of now, #ThirdWheel has 19 million views on the TikTok app.

While most videos depict a person as being the “Third Wheel,” others do the same with pets. Talk about cute AF!