The Brief: TikTokers are sharing throwback photos of their parents as part of the "Show Your Parents And What They Made" trend.

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The “Show Your Parents And What They Made” TikTok trend calls for creators to share throwback photos of their parents before revealing what they look like. The trend began growing in popularity in early November. It is usually performed to Rihanna’s “Desperado.” There are over 149,000 videos linked to the trend.

A very popular take is by @mathieusimoneau. It looks like this kid never went through that awkward phase in high school. His video garnered over 1.7 million likes and 5.8 million views.

@mathieusimoneau

Love my parents ❤️ ib: @skyelarchase

♬ desparado by rhianna – dali

According to the caption in his video, he was inspired by @Skylerchase’s TikTok. In her video, she shared photos of her parents, her siblings, and herself.  It received over 2.7 million likes and 9.9 million views.

@skyelarchase

meet the family 🖤 #fyp #xyzbca #MyRecommendation #UnwrapTheDeals #greenscreen

♬ desparado by rhianna – dali

@Bnice2em’s video took another approach to the trend. Rather than share family photos he used mug shots. It has 1.5 million likes and 5.8 million views.

@bnice2emlet’s just say…it’s been awhile since I seen them ##NeonShadow ##MyHobby ##fyp♬ desparado by rhianna – dali

@Iamliamdusseau asked viewers to look at what his parents “bought.” The video amassed over 115,000 likes and 283,000 views.

@iamliamdusseau

I hope u connected the dots. #MotivationMonday #fyp #forupage #trending

♬ desparado by rhianna – dali

Other takes:

@7amawii

Three sisters missing #greenscreen #FamilyImpression #FallFashion #viral #foryou

♬ desparado by rhianna – dali

@amyandbri

he’s literally a painting #bts #btsxarmy #bangtanforever #kimtaehyung

♬ desparado by rhianna – dali