Rita and Frank are the latest viral sensation to hit YouTube this week. Frank and Rita are an older couple, trying to take a still photo to email to their friends in celebration of Frank’s 84th birthday. They just can’t seem to figure out how to take the picture, though, and wind up making a video of their confused selves instead.
The video, ‘Did you hear a click?’, which consists of a little over a minute of Rita and Frank posing in front of the camera, as Rita asks, “Can you hear it clicking?” has garnered over 873,000 views over the last three days. Though it was uploaded to YouTube back in March, the video only took off this week after being discovered on Reddit and posted about on sites like The Daily What, Gizmodo and Daily Mail.
Another video, which hit YouTube back in April, showed that Rita and Frank have since learned how to use the webcam on their new Mac. In the second video, Rita announces that it is her 80th birthday and Frank sings a beautiful rendition of “Happy Birthday” for her. This video has around 100,000 views so far, but personally I think it’s just as adorable as the video with 873,000 views.
There’s one other video of ‘Rita and Frank at Xmas’ that was also uploaded to YouTube. I love these two! The videos were uploaded to the channel of a YouTube user named Joe aka espo633, though it isn’t clear exactly how he knows Rita and Frank. What do you think of these videos? Let us know in the comments below.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.