Video of a live turkey and a cooked bird at TikTokers feeling weird about Thanksgiving
Well that’s awkward.
The owner of a live turkey let the bird check out a baked Thanksgiving bird, and the clip left many with complicated feelings on TikTok.
The viral video was posted to TikTok on Wednesday night and has already been viewed over 13 million times.
The video shows a live turkey strutting around the kitchen, then looking at the open oven, where a cooked turkey can be seen resting inside.
“What do you do?” a woman said in the video. “It’s okay, you don’t know him.”
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The turkey’s name is Big Red and the original poster says he “was NOT traumatized” by the encounter.
“He was crazy that I wouldn’t let him eat it,” she wrote in the comments.
But that didn’t put users at ease; the post garnered over 40,000 comments from people with a lot of thoughts about the meeting.
“Are you just going to cook his mate in front of him ???” one person wrote.
Others have used the video to make jokes such as “Is that you, Jerry?” “
“I’m not a vegan, but videos like this make me want to be,” wrote YouTuber Mr. Beard.
“It’s … a little sad,” wrote another person.
User @ our10acres responded by saying it was “OK to feel that way”.
“If that helps, it’s store bought turkey,” they wrote. “Turkeys are curious, but have no notion of ovens.”
The bird appears to be one of the many farm animals at @ our10acres, and many other videos on the account deal with life on the farm.
The poster added in the original caption that Big Red had been “pardoned” from the Thanksgiving meal.