The Brief: TikTokers are poking fun at the character updates that typically occur at the end of movies as part of the "Hopeful For Today" TikTok trend.

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TikTokers are poking fun at the character updates that typically occur at the end of movies as part of the “Hopeful For Today” TikTok trend. These videos are marked by creators freezing while in mid-motion and adding on-screen text to update the viewer on their life after the video. These videos are meant to be funny as TikTokers are sharing comical/unexpected updates performed to the optimistic and inspiring tune  “Hope” by Twista featuring Faith Evans. There are over 210,000 videos linked to the audio on the app.

While the trend is growing in popularity in mid-April, it can be traced back to late 2020 and early 2021 when various Black TikTokers poked fun at the end of Black movies.

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@dllee2x

This how it be tho 😂🤦🏽‍♂️ #foryoupage #howblackmoviesend #viral #fyp #storytime #movie

♬ Hope – Twista

This one pokes fun at creator @official_lightning’s driving skills.

@official_lightning

Sorry Mom. #WidenTheScreen #lightningmcqueen #KaOUCH #greenscreenvideo #greenscreen

♬ Hope – Twista

This one is for those who never quite make it to the gym.

@whysoserious510

Guilty as charged. #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #mcdonalds #lol #WidenTheScreen

♬ Hope – Twista

Other takes:

@lil.pump3

😐

♬ Hope – Twista

@cathyzzzz

♬ Hope – Twista