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OK Boomers, You're Ruling TikTok

The social media platform TikTok can be an obsession for the younger generation, and the competition to rule the platform can be intense. However, the competition some face doesn't come from peers, but from an older demographic. In the past few years, older members of a family or coworker have made their way onto the platform. Many are surprised (and so are their grandchildren) to discover they have hundreds of thousands or even millions of followers. Here are some of TikTok's most beloved oldies.

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Lonni Pike

Handle: @grayhairandtattoos

Followers: 893,000

Not your old-school Nana type, Lonni Pike brings a modern sensibility to the over 60 set. You won't find her baking cookies or preaching to the younger set as she is 100% true to herself (even when modeling a pair of pants she decided to return) on the social media platform.


Handle: @grammiam58

Followers: 265,000

When it comes to keeping it real, Natalie loves to have fun on the video platform. You'll find her lip-syncing to rap music, giving her fans an off-color pep talk, or just living life to the fullest.

Mandy Pantinkin


@alaska_webb thank you for finding us and sharing this! ✨ Sending big love and light to you and yours. More in comments. ##grieving ##cancer ##dads

♬ original sound - Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn G

Handle: @mandypatinktok

Followers: 1.5 million

Yes, THAT Mandy Patinkin (along with his wife, Kathryn). The actor (who has an adorable soft spot for his dog) has a dedicated TikTok following, most of whom remember him from his portrayal of Inigo Montoya from "The Princess Bride". Watch this video of Patinkin's sweet response to a fan who recently lost her father and try not to cry.

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Lili Hayes


##ad 🔥 Wanna get the schnook too?! You can get that spicy and sweet flavor with the new ##MTNDEWFLAMINHOT! Available now at the DEW Store!

♬ original sound - Lili Hayes

Handle: @lilihayes

Followers: 4.4 million

With a profile that reads "Always a little pissed," visitors know exactly what they're getting when they visit this TikTok page: pure, irreverent humor. Start with her ad for a soft drink, and then move on to the video where she answers Star Wars trivia. Fair warning: there's quite a bit of swearing in her videos, so be aware.

Grandma Great

Handle: @grandmagreat

Followers: 1.2 million

Making the type of content you need when you're having a bad day, this sweet-natured woman refers to her viewers as her "beautiful friends" before reminding them how much she believes in them or offering up some friendly advice, like choosing your words carefully. Her page is a must-stop for days when you're feeling low.

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Pete From the Street


had to hop on this trend! my granddaughter said it was a must

♬ Might Be - Remix - Dj Luke Nasty

Handle: @pete_from_the_street

Followers: 284,000

It doesn't matter if he's hopping on the latest dance trends, telling a follower that he'd be honored to be their grandpa, or wishing viewers a good morning, this  is always ready with good humor and a sly smile.

Grandpa Joe 1933

Handle: @grandadjoe1933

Followers: 4.6 million

If you read this  profile of 'just a grandad having fun,' you know what you're in for when you visit his corner of the internet. From videos about helping his granddaughter recuperate after an injury to self-deprecating jokes about the slang youngsters use, his social media feed is a one-stop shop for good, wholesome fun.

Charles Mallet

Handle: @charlesmallet

Followers: 4.7 million

In a world in which people try to sugar coat reality, Charles Mallet's TikTok feed is refreshingly real: some days are good, silly fun, like this "Dance if you like to eat ice cream at 1 a.m." video while another video shows him visiting his son's grave. Through it all, Mallet remains sweetly resolute (and thoroughly captivating).

Grandma Droniak


Reply to @.newsunkinx this is the last time ill answer that ##boyfriend ##grandma ##single ##shutup

♬ original sound - grandma_droniak

Handle: @grandma_droniak

Followers: 3.3 million

When it comes to keeping it real, this elderly lady loves to have fun on the video platform. You'll find her lip-syncing to rap music, giving her fans advice, and living life to the fullest. Just don't ask her if she has a boyfriend...

Just a Gram

Handle: @justagram

Followers: 224,000

A destination for quick skits, @justagram's TikTok is filled with rapid-fire jokes, like this recent video "Some People Need To Be Slapped" or "Seniors Trying To Understand Technology."

Old Gays

Handle: @oldgays

Followers: 2.6 million

These lighthearted guys are fun to watch, though some of their Q&As veer into territory that may not be ideal for kids. But who does watch them? Fans include Drew Barrymore and Kristen Bell.

Old Man Steve

Handle: @omsteve
Followers: 1.7 million

While Old Man Steve may be a terrible magician, he's having too much fun to care. His assortment of bad jokes, silly moments, and colorful clothes and hats will delight little kids, but adults might find his joy for living inspiring, too.

Bobby Weir


Hershey Park Pre-show gymming. 📷: Dead Co. Gym Safety Advisor.

♬ Lively Up Yourself - Bob Marley

Handle: @bobbyweir

Followers: 68,300

If you're a devoted Deadhead, this feed should be a delight. Bobby Weir, an original member of the Grateful Dead, is fairly new to the platform but fans will love the instructional videos for his pre-show workout.

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