Cam 101 For Seniors’ Turns Oregon
Oldsters Into YouTube Celebrities
couple from northwestern Oregon who
are Internet newbies have found themselves the unwitting subjects of an
viral video, thanks to a little help from a grandkid.
Huffman, 86, and his wife,
Esther, 79, of the Hillside Retirement Community in McMinnville,
purchased their first laptop computer –- an aqua colored beauty with a
last month, the couple sat down
together and tried to figure out how to make a video with the webcam,
a granddaughter had painstakingly attempted to teach Esther a few days
was trying to figure out how to do
the videos and didn’t know the thing was actually running,” Esther told
Huffington Post. “All the while, Bruce was kind of amusing himself
was bored. He was being quite an actor.”
nearly three minute video captures
Bruce making funny faces, singing, burping and at one point, during a
levity, he got a little flirtatious with his wife. “See how pretty your
is?” he said. “Just drop your dress a little bit and see your boobies.”
focused on the task at hand,
shot down the request. “Come on stop it. No, no, no,” she laughed.
the couple’s granddaughter later
saw the video, she titled it “Web Cam 101 for Seniors” and uploaded it
did not know anything about
YouTube, but apparently, it is spreading like wildfire,” Esther said.
the accidental celebrities are
surprised by the amount of attention the video is garnering, they said
happy that people are enjoying it.
certainly didn’t plan it, but
there is so much bad news out there. We are glad we could put something
there. We like to have a good time and if it makes people laugh, that’s
is, however, one thing she would
change going back.
wouldn’t have looked that way,” she
said. “I guess I have to quit chewing gum. I look like a cow chewing
their candid video is endearing
the modest couple to the World Wide Web, they have no immediate plans
still trying to figure out how
to work it,” Bruce said. “But we’re having fun trying.”
the video at the Huffington Post