Oldsters Fumble With Webcam, Go Viral

Cute video racks up nearly 2 million hits
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2011 12:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – When Bruce and Esther Huffman tried in vain to take a still photo of themselves on their new laptop's camera, they had no idea they were about to become the next viral video sensation. The frustrated Esther couldn't figure out the camera function, though her granddaughter had shown her how to use it, and as she struggled, husband Bruce made monkey faces, sang, yawned, burped, and joked about his wrinkles. Little did they know they were actually filming a video—which the granddaughter later posted on YouTube. It's racked up nearly 2 million views so far.

"I had no idea how to do it. I didn’t remember what she said so the whole time I was irritated, chewing gum so hard," Esther tells KATU. Adds Bruce, "If we'd have staged it, I would have been all, 'uhhhhhh...,' but since we knew nothing was happening, we were just being ourselves just having fun laughs."

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