Chances are, if you’ve been on TikTok for the past couple weeks you’ve encountered a certain kind of video. One that breaks your heart and leaves you wondering what you deserved to have your insides cracked open for you to see in a way you’ve never done so before. And it’s got to the point where people are doing reaction videos to these specific videos. If you’re still not familiar, I’m talking about the heartbreaking quote slideshows set to the music from the original soundtrack of the movie Minari.
Minari is a 2020 drama starring Steven Yeun. It’s the story of a Korean family that is chasing the American dream. And one of its stand-out components is its soundtrack by Emile Mosseri, particularly “Jacob and the Stone.” Now, I haven’t watched this movie yet. And I’m not sure if I want to thanks to the people using this particular song in combination with quotes that are so raw, honest, and heartbreaking that you kind of feel this cathartic release after reading them.
But my dudes, it needs to stop. I don’t need a random crying spree at 1 in the afternoon where I examine the inner machinations of who I am and what led me to this place, what happens after death, or the true power of friendship. I will admit that yes, I have taken plenty of screenshots of quotes that I have seen because they have resonated with me. But that’s beside the point. I need some peace and quiet when it comes to my TikTok FYP. It is an escape from the world and not somewhere I go to reflect on who I am. Well, maybe a little.
In all seriousness, it is a little refreshing to see TikTok connecting over these quote slideshows. It makes me feel less alone and like I’m not the only one struggling with stuff. And that soothes something within me that yells out that no one could ever understand the pain I’m going through. These people do, especially everyone crying in the comment sections. And if you got to this point, and still have no idea what I’m talking about, here are some examples.
And the people reacting to just the sound are a mood.