Four-and-a-half million people. That’s how many have viewed the YouTube video of the old folks trying to learn their new computer since it went up late last month.
Why do we like videos like this so much? Because they’re old and computer illiterate and fun to laugh at? I doubt it. It’s because they’re full of life, they’re cool, and they’re everything we want to be not only when we reach that age, but now.
I still have a soft spot for this couple at the Mayo Clinic.
These videos serve another purpose: To remind us to call our aging parents (or grandparents) this weekend. While we still can.