Since its founding in 2016, TikTok has taken the world by storm. With over 1 billion active subscribers, the social media channel has had a huge impact on the way people interact with each other.
Contrary to popular belief, TikTok is not just a social media platform for younger people. Many seniors engage with the channel as well. TikTok has helped various generations of people bond, and find common ground together.
Here are 5 seniors whose creative talents have made them social media stars. Many people on TikTok are known as influencers, but these special seniors have the unique title of being grandinfluencers!
Cooking with Lynja
Type of Content: Cooking/Humor
Lynja Yamada Davis is a grandmother, and didn’t start posting on TikTok until she was 63 years old. Her talent for cooking, and silly sense of humor has earned her millions of followers. Despite some serious health challenges that began in 2019, she consistently produces three to 4 videos a week.
Her son Tim helps her with the video production and script writing, but the true magic of her channel comes from Lynja herself. She has a natural sense of comedic timing that cannot be beat!
Type of Content: Observational Comedy
Known as the sassiest grandma on TikTok, the best part about 93-year-old Lillian Droniak is that she doesn’t realize how funny she is. From solid life advice, fashion modeling, tips on dating in your 90’s, or demonstrating her latest dance moves, Lillian is one of the highlights of TikTok.
In one video, she surprises her new boyfriend with a smartphone. She explains his current flip phone is not going to “cut it” in their relationship, and he needs a new phone to avoid missing her calls!
If you are looking for a laugh from someone who truly enjoys life each day, Lillian Droniak is your go-to grandma.
Type of Content: Inspiration & Affirmation
If you are having a bad day, head over to Grandmagreat’s TikTok channel, and she will make everything better. A truly loving grandmother to all who visit her online, she is a wonderfully kind and affirming person who presents a heart-warming message in each video.
Whether it’s advice about taking the time to enjoy the simple things in life, talking about her own challenges, or telling viewers they are loved and worthy, every video is a gift to the world. Sometimes, Grandmagreat even tells silly jokes that get a groan from her 3.1 million followers! Once you start watching her videos, it’s hard to stop!
Type of Content: Dancing & Joy of Living
The word joy comes to mind when watching the many TikTok videos Grandpa Chan has posted. He and his fun-loving wife dance in each video, usually to upbeat music. However, viewers get much more than just smiles and dance moves from the Chan’s.
Every video has a positive and inspirational message to spread to the world. You just feel good when you watch this wonderful couple perform their choreographed dance moves. The Chan’s even get their grandchildren into the action, dancing right along with them. If you need to turn your frown upside down, check out Grandpa Chan and his wonderful family.
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The Real Irvin Randle
Type of Content: Lifestyle & Fashion
62-year-old Irvin Randle believes that seniors are in the prime of their lives. One look at his TikTok channel, and you’ll know why. Irvin is a teacher, fashion model, and actor who clearly makes the most out of life. He has been featured in a wide variety of national magazines, and has a reputation for being quite a senior heartthrob!
He is the founder of the Silver Fox Squad, an organization that does charity work, and promotes a highly positive sense of worth for older men. Check out Irvin’s TikTok channel and see what celebrating life as a senior is all about!
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