A TikTok user captured the incredible moment an elderly man sees a 3D printer working for the first time.
If you ever needed a reminder that we live in an age of amazing technology, that’s it.
In the healthiest video you’ll see this week, Kenny, 79, is taken to a workshop to see a 3D printer in use.
In the workshop, Sam, the technician, shows Kenny how the machine is able to produce almost anything he wants and Kenny is understandably blown away.
After showing him a figurine already made by the printer, Sam takes him through the modeling process and then finally the printing process, explaining that the printer uses the cane to create the models.
Kenny is so thrilled with this development that he licks the figurine to see if he can taste the candy cane.
He then, and this is where it really starts to get moving, asks if he can buy the figure, but first he asks Sam to sign it for him.
Sam tells Kenny that he will not only sign the figure, but also made a pair that Kenny can keep for free.
“Are you sure?” asks an upset Kenny.
He asks Sam again to sign the figurines, then says he will “gladly take them home.”
The video ends with Kenny sitting in the car on the way home, happily inspecting his owl figurines.
Kenny is a Tiktok sensation with 1.4 billion views on the platform and 1.4 million followers.
He is a Navy veteran with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who raises funds for other veterans through his platform.
People are comment with their own healthy stories to show people new technology.
âIt was my uncle when I showed him Google Maps World View lol,â one commenter said.
âBlown my dad’s mind a few years ago when I sang a song in front of him,â said another.
One person said related to the man’s amazement: âHonestly, Google Maps alone always wows my millennial mind when I stop and think about it for a moment.
“I haven’t got lost in over 10 years because of this. It takes some of the magic out of exploring new places, but the free GPS technology in your pocket remains an incredible feat of mankind.”
Others point out that this shows how far we’ve come in terms of technology over the past 100 years.
âWhen he was born, the pinnacle of technology was a toaster. No computers outside of government facilities, no calculators,â they said.
âEngineers were using slide rules to do calculations. Cars had manual transmissions and maybe no radios. TVs were brand new. Plastics were the wave of the future. We’ve come a long way in 80 years. . “