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Good-natured couple find themselves unwitting “viral video” stars

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Remember the first time you turned on the latest electronic gadget and tried to get it to work right?

Bruce Huffman, 86, and his wife, Esther, 79, of the Hillside Retirement Community in McMinnville, Oregon, recently tried to go through all the steps painstakingly taught to Esther by their granddaughter … and had no idea their new laptop’s video camera was working just fine and capturing every good-natured moment of their efforts.

“I was trying to figure out how to do the videos and didn’t know the thing was actually running,” Esther told America on Line’s news site, the Huffington Post. “All the while, Bruce was kind of amusing himself because he was bored. He was being quite an actor.”

When their granddaughter received their unwittingly recorded and transmitted efforts, she tagged it “Web Cam 101 for Seniors” and uploaded it on YouTube — where it promptly went viral.

Enjoy for yourself Bruce making funny faces, singing, burping and at one point getting a little flirtatious with his wife. “See how pretty your hair is?” he said. “Just drop your dress a little bit and see your boobies.”

Esther good-naturedly stays focused on the task at hand. “Come on, stop it. No, no, no,” she laughs.

How do the Huffmans like their instant stardom?

“I did not know anything about YouTube, but apparently, it is spreading like wildfire,” Esther said. “We certainly didn’t plan it, but there is so much bad news out there. We are glad we could put something fun out there. We like to have a good time and if it makes people laugh, that’s OK.”

“We’re still trying to figure out how to work it,” Bruce said. “But we’re having fun trying.”

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Debi Lentz

posted September 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm


Thank you Dear Heavenly Father that there IS fun and life after 70!! So cute!



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Carla G

posted September 19, 2011 at 7:18 am


This was so adoreable.To see a older married couple still in love and having fun with new technology.I can humbly say that this has made my day.I look forward to seeing this clip again and sharing it with friends as well.Keep up the good work.



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karen

posted December 6, 2011 at 11:25 am


This was so funny and innocent. Its good to see seniors take an interest in keeping up with technology and with a sense of humour. God bless them



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