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With the Chinese-owned video social media network TikTok slated to be banned by President Donald Trump any minute now — and justifiably so, according to some national security experts — the network’s fans have begun grieving.

And hilariously enough, they’ve begun grieving by hopping over to another social media network, Twitter, and sharing their all-time favorite TikTok videos. It’s actually a smart idea, since the original copies of those videos will soon be unavailable to view.

And so to help grieving TikTok lovers, here is a compilation of some funny TikTok videos, starting with ones related to Trump in one way or another:

Good stuff!

So what is TikTok exactly?

“TikTok is a Chinese-owned social video-sharing app. Users can shoot, edit, and share 15-second videos jazzed up with filters, music, animation, special effects, and more. Like its fellow social media apps, users can also follow, like, and comment on everything they see. TikTok can be used on iOS and Android operating systems,” The Oprah Magazine notes.

And of course, most of the content on TikTok isn’t about the president of the United States. Content ranges from comedy skits to funny stories, musical acts, magic tricks, stunts, cute animals, etc. Animal ones are especially popular.

Look:

Most TikTok users are reportedly 24 years old or younger, with children and teenagers not only being the network’s biggest fans but also its biggest beneficiaries.

“These people … have found huge audiences on the nascent app known for short video posts,” Vox reported last October, citing the example of a teenager, Haley, who became a celebrity of sorts thanks to the app.

“Back in April … Haley uploaded a video of herself dancing that went viral. A few weeks later, she made a video about celebrities who look like her and that went viral, too. After that, the hits came easier, and today she has just over 100,000 followers,” the outlet noted.

“Haley is on her way to getting the thing she wants, the thing all of her friends want. To be a very online young person in 2019 is to share the same goal: have the kind of social media following wherein performing your life online becomes a paying job. Haley and her friends, and their friends, and their friends, want to be stars in the constellation of professionally watchable influencers who rack up millions of views and considerable livelihoods by simply hanging out on their couch.”

It’s no wonder why so many TikTok teens are freaking out over the app being banned by the president:

See some videos of cute kids/teens below:

Also really popular on the network are funny stories and skits.

Watch some more great TikTok videos below (*Language warning):

While TikTok will clearly be missed, banning it is nevertheless highly recommended, and Sen. Josh Hawley explains why in the video below:

Vivek Saxena

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