Father highlights generational divide in viral clip: 'This is how you know you're getting

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If you were asked to mimic answering a phone call,what exactly would you do with your hand.That’s the question one father has presentedto social media — and the mixed responses arehighlighting a clear generational divide.Daniel Alvarado shared a clip of himselfon TikTok asking both his wife and theirtwo children to “pretend they’re talkingon the phone” using a hand gesture.Alvarado’s wife holds up her hand inthe classic thumb-and-pinky-out,three-center-fingers-down phone to mimicthe silhouette of a landline telephone.both of the couple’s kids hold their palms flat totheir faces, mimicking the shape of a smartphone.“This is how you know you’re gettingold,” Alvarado says in his video, whichhas since been viewed over 2 million times.“This is for my ’70s, ’80s and ’90s babies”.TikTokers across multiple generations werequick to comment on the video to express exactlywhere they stood on the phone-miming spectrum.“I’m born in 1998 which is that awkwardyear where I do these old hand gesturesbut never actually used the object itself,”wrote one user. “We’re the middle child”.“I realized my son doesn’t know why Isay ‘hang up the phone,'” shared a third.“I don’t like this, nope not onebit,” simply put another user
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