As we’re all learning, as the results of the presidential election continue to slowly drip in, every vote counts–and in this election more than ever.
Which probably explains why one mother had an absolute meltdown upon learning that her son voted independently on Tuesday.
The woman’s daughter Kennedy uploaded the moment to her TikTok account, and lots of people are finding the woman’s anxiety deeply relatable!
@kennedydiorrr#fyp #foryoupage #view #viral #explore VOTE VOTE VOTE 😭😭😭 (yes this is my mom yelling at my brother)♬ original sound – Kennedy Amaré
The video shows Kennedy’s mother Crystal and her brother Chris having a fiery argument about her brother’s choice to not vote independent instead of for Joe Biden.
Visibly upset, Crystal scolds her son for withholding a vote from Joe Biden.
“I told you to do Biden! Now we done lost a d*mn vote, we done lost a vote that’s going to go to Trump!”
From the back seat, Chris implied that his mom is entirely too dedicated to her candidate.
“Stop worshipping these people like they’re fuc*ing gods.”
And Crystal was not about to back down.
“Ain’t nobody worshipping them, but godda*mit, Chris, we need somebody in there with motherfuc*ing sense! Chris, why would you do that?”
On Crystal’s phone, Crystal’s mother, Belinda, can be heard calling out in astonishment, too.
“He didn’t vote for Biden?! He didn’t vote for Biden at all?”
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Crystal explained that voting is a very important family affair. She and her family always go to vote together, and then go to breakfast afterward.
Kennedy added that before they went to the polling place, Crystal had a discussion with Chris about who to vote for, and Chris had agreed to vote for Biden. Crystal said she feels that her son’s vote was wasted on a candidate with no chance of winning.
For his part, Chris told BuzzFeed that he doesn’t like Trump but doesn’t know anything about Biden, so he felt an independent vote was the best choice.
But his mom wasn’t the only one who firmly disagreed with Chris. Kennedy’s fellow TikTok’ers were firmly on Team Crystal.
As for 2022 or 2024, Chris told BuzzFeed that he’ll be right there with his mom to vote despite the way their 2020 voting outing went. Here’s hoping he listens to his mother’s directions next time, for his sake!