Student Sets Mom & Professor Up On Blind Zoom Date

Aly Oliver, a college student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has gone viral for trying to set her mother up with one of her professors on Zoom. She documented her attempt in a TikTok video, which racked up five-million views in one day that soon doubled to nine million views in a week. It all started when Aly’s mom caught a look at the professor while looking over her shoulder at the screen and commented, “Oh my God, that guy is a babe!”

So Aly decided to go to his office hours so her mom could “accidentally” walk in and meet him. Her video shows a clip of her mother practicing her “accidental” interruption on the call. Aly’s video then shows her chatting with her professor on Zoom as her mom walks in and starts talking to her. The dutiful daughter introduces them and the three of them have a conversation.

Lots of comments rolled in with support for the mom-professor relationship, but so far there’s nothing to report on the romance front. After the video went viral, Aly reached out to let her teacher know about his newfound TikTok fame and while he wasn’t thrilled to be secretly recorded, he admitted it was “an endearing thing for a daughter to do for a mother.” He’s letting her keep it posted, on the condition that she writes a “position statement” on issues of intellectual-property rights and TikTok. And Aly plans to add her mom’s phone number at the end of the essay, because she says, “what do I have to lose.”

Check out the TikTok video here.