TikTok creators break out reactions with the #buffering trend. Take a deeper look at this content in addition to top videos, creators, songs, and effects.

Trending on TikTok: #buffering

Sometimes, the realizations of our world cause reality to glitch, and creators have shown us some of the shocking life moments that have lead to #buffering.

The trend leverages one of the newest Creative Effects, Buffering, paired with remixed audio from Bo Burnham's latest special to create maniacal laughter that leads to the classic spinning wheel of the internet. Creators have used this trend to depict work problems, the passing of time during COVID, or even sharing their gender identity.

#Buffering gives creators and users a chance to laugh at some of life's shocking moments and realize that there are others with similar realizations.

Notable Video

Hot Track: Spongebob

Dante9k's "Spongebob" sound has become the go to sound for all videos featuring a mischievous character or event. From babies who refuse to do as they're told to hidden pets, this sound sets the stage for an enjoyable, light hearted video.


First and last time I was allowed at that gym

♬ Spongebob - Dante9k

Hot Effect: Fish Bowl

The Fish Bowl effect allows creators to pull a "SpongeBob visiting Sandy" and don a mini aquarium on their head. They can use it to illustrate a point or simply use the effect to add an interesting visual to their video.

Creator Spotlight: @mschanggifted

Growing up in a small town in Georgia gave LGBTQ+ trailblazer, Jere Chang a zest for the outdoors and desire to educate those unfamiliar with the LGBTQ+ community. Today, she has two sons (aged five and seven) with her wife, and teaches gifted education at an elementary school in Atlanta, GA. Her TikTok content is centered on teaching and sharing her life, in hopes that people will see the value of her fun-loving family.

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