Senior citizens get a kick out of them too
If you have young kids, odds are you also have a few fidget spinners lying around your house. I have a second grader, and every time I sweep under the couch I pull out at least two of those things. For a brief moment in time, every kid at my son’s bus stop was obsessed with the stupid gadgets that are basically just handheld perpetual motion machines.
If you’re an adult, they’re kind of cool the first two or three times you take one for a spin, and then, because you’re not a mush-brained child (or an astronaut), the novelty wears off. But just wait a few decades and you’ll be back on board!
That is, if you’re anything like this grandma who was gifted a fidget spinner for her birthday.
my grandma got a fidget spinner for her 85th birthday and look how happy she is 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/yZ1WVn6ctQ
— fiona (@fivna) December 17, 2017
OMG she’s so happy. And I bet she didn’t even throw a tantrum when someone else wanted to use it!
Twitter is enjoying that grandma’s unadulterated joy.
this is so cute pic.twitter.com/JdftROWR9Q— aj (@digdistortion) December 18, 2017
Omg this is so pure.— Miss Mary (@Petrie____) December 18, 2017
But some people see something more sinister…
you’re brainwashing your nagymama with your millennial gadgets— tayler (@maylertorton) December 17, 2017
Yes, those diabolical millennials are brainwashing the senior citizens of the world with fidget spinners in order to… to… hold on, let me ask a millennial what their endgame is.
*logs on Snapchat*
*logs off Snapchat*
Okay, someone with cat ears wrote a bunch of acronyms on the screen and then the photo disappeared. I’m not sure millennials have an endgame.
So what is the newly-smitten grandma’s endgame? At least one person on Twitter is less concerned about that than about what that first fidget spinner may have wrought on this poor woman’s life.
In 2 weeks time.. pic.twitter.com/55IsKo8MUt— Gavin Jeffers (@GavinJeffers) December 18, 2017
Thankfully, not everyone seems so susceptible to the gadget’s charms:
this was my grandma’s reaction...she genuinely despised it. pic.twitter.com/zs4IMw79Uj— Ashley Lonardo (@ashleylonardo) December 18, 2017
Damn, she was throwing some serious shade at an entire generation! Good for her. That’s the older generation we know and love.