Girl plays Cupid between her mum and her professor on Zoom
Romance may be off the cards for some during the coronavirus lockdown, but not for Aly Oliver’s mum. Aly studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is currently living at home with her mum while taking classes on Zoom due to the pandemic. It’s Aly’s mum that’s been studying, though, and her major is the language of love. In a now-viral TikTok, Aly’s mum sees a picture of her daughter’s university professor, calling him a ‘babe’.
In the video caption, Aly said: ‘My mom started crushing on my professor during quarantine.’ The pair then hatched a plan for mum to get noticed by him, with her ‘accidentally’ walking in. During Aly’s ‘office hours’ with her professor, mum walked in ever-so-spontaneously to offer her daughter lunch.
While some mums might be shy, Aly’s mum was more than up for it, and said she was ‘gonna get her an A in that class’. After Aly found out that the professor was officially single and her mum practiced the lunch routine a few times, the stage was officially set. In the caption Aly said ‘I was trying not to piss myself laughing the whole time, but they finally met’.
Aly threw out the ‘favourite professor’ line to sweeten the deal, and it appeared that he and her mum got on really well. Their little plot has now racked up over 2.6 million likes on TikTok, and been viewed over 9 million times. Commenters were loving the love story, but this level of attention meant that lly had to come clean to her professor.
‘So I sent him an email and I was just like, “Yo, I did not know this was gonna go viral, I can totally take it down if you want,”‘ she said in a follow-up video. He said it was okay, but did say that the next essay she has to turn in needs to be about TikTok. The matchmaking didn’t end there, though, as Aly has planned to put her mum’s phone number at the bottom of the essay, so even though they’re both in quarantine in different states, they might be able to make sparks fly after all. If there was an award for wingman of the year, this girl would definitely be in with a chance at winning.