- @kerri_okiee locked her mother out of the car and made her dance to be let back in.
- The TikTok video went viral — as did her mom’s reaction to it airing on national television.
- @kerri_okiee told Insider that her followers are “amazing” and like “family.”
Kerri Hyland (@kerri_okiee) said that she and her mother Judy’s followers on TikTok are “part of our family” after a viral clip of her mother dancing aired on “Inside Edition,” leading to another viral video from her mom.
Hyland has approximately 1.5 million followers on her TikTok account @kerri_okiee. She frequently posts videos featuring her mother, Judy.
In one viral July 27 video, Hyland locks her mother out of the car, rolling the window down and telling her that she needs to dance in order to be let back in. Eventually, her mother begrudgingly does a short dance — and another one when Hyland prompts her to go again — before being allowed back in the car.
The video has amassed over 871,000 likes and 8.8 million views to date.
On Tuesday, Hyland posted footage of a video call with Judy. After a brief conversation, Hyland breaks the news to her that the dancing clip aired on the national Viacom program “Inside Edition” on Tuesday.
“That is a national show, how embarrassing,” Judy says after expressing disbelief at the information.
That reaction went viral as well and currently has over 289,000 likes and 2.2 million views on TikTok.
In a direct message via Instagram, Hyland told Insider that she’s thankful for her and her mother’s followers on TikTok.
“Our followers are amazing! They’ve been with us every step of the way and celebrated every milestone with us,” she said.
The comments on Hyland’s videos with her mom are frequently filled with admiration for her mother’s mannerisms and phrases, particularly the way that she says “what” after Kerri gets her attention.
“[Our followers have] become a part of our family,” Hyland said.