This has been a difficult year for all of us in a variety of ways, but it has been particularly hard for children who have had to deal with getting used to taking classed virtually for the first time while also trying to make sense of the crazy world around them amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Realizing this, a third grade teacher from Topeka, Kansas recently decided to lighten the mood during a Zoom class in a way that has quickly gone viral, cracking people up all over the world.
The video opens with teacher Emma Ginder telling her students to take out their books. As they comply with her instructions, a loud farting sound suddenly can be heard.
“What was that?” one boy asks as Grindr tries not to laugh.
“I think she farted,” another student said, at which time the class erupted into giggles.
A huge fart during a kids class Zoom and the whole class, and teacher, finding it hilarious is the joy we all needed. pic.twitter.com/mQVkKi5w8C
— Henry Fraser (@henryfraser0) December 20, 2020
“Some days you just have to play a toot sound during class to lighten the mood,” Ginder wrote on Facebook alongside the video. “Way too good not to share. Also, I apologize for having the maturity of an 8 year old boy 🙃.”
The post has since gone mega-viral, with many praising Ginder for finding a way to make her students laugh during such a bleak time amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“maybe I’ll do this to see if my students are paying attention “🤣,” one person commented, with another adding, “Those laughs are priceless!!”
“This made our year! ‘That was a big one!!!!’” a third enthusiastic user commented. “@emmaginder thank you for sharing this and for bringing a huge smile to our faces!! Video of the year!!!!!!”
Ginder later explained to KSNT that the goal of her prank was just to lift her students’ spirits.
“They’ve gotten to know me and they know that I’m one they should be comfortable with and they can joke around with,” she said. “I love that we have that relationship with one another and I love that we can all laugh at a toot because it is funny no matter how old you are.”
Ginder added that while she does not typically prank her students, she will be thinking up another prank given the response that this one got!