The 'Wholesome Boomer Content' Twitter account hopes to highlight the best of the boomer generation by sharing some of the most soul-healing posts by and about them.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on June 25, 2021. It has since been updated.
Say what you will about boomers, millennials and Gen Z, we stand to learn a lot about politeness, kindness, honesty, and vulnerability from our seniors. Although they cling to their old ways and virtues, there's something very soothing about them that often brings a smile to our faces even in these seemingly dark and hopeless times. The "Wholesome Boomer Content" Twitter account hopes to highlight just that by sharing some of the most soul-healing posts by and about members of the baby boomer generation. With over 136.8K followers on the platform, this soul-healing content sure seems to be widely appreciated.
Speaking to Bored Panda about why their content resonates with others, the founder of "Wholesome Boomer Content" said it could be because "boomers are often portrayed for only the mean/entitled/racist ones. In actuality, there's lots of good old people and this account highlights the better side of their generation, so people like seeing that, cause it's something positive." They explained that the reason why their content never fails is that they're able to curate the funniest and most wholesome posts from the "tons of submissions" they get.
"I stay passionate [about the project] because while only talking about wholesome old people is boring, I could see a whole network of wholesome content coming out of this in which I can focus on anything happy, ultimately just improving the day of people scrolling through social media negativity," the founder added. "I think with the digital age, everything gets recorded. Couple that with our last president and a politicized pandemic, and a large portion of their generation has been outed for their very outdated beliefs which has led to tons of justifiable dislike. I don’t think my community sets the record straight, it just shows that the term 'boomer' includes a wide range of people and not just a single hive mind."
everybody thank bill pic.twitter.com/q4gbF3nFCR— wholesome boomer content (@wholesumboomers) June 10, 2021
old people discovering new technological features is unmatched pic.twitter.com/yKhaUVuQZs— wholesome boomer content (@wholesumboomers) June 16, 2021
Are we going to Golden Corral pic.twitter.com/Bw7HVZvlsE— wholesome boomer content (@wholesumboomers) June 10, 2021
My grandma is holding an iPhone class for her friends to help them learn how to use it. She is too pure for this world. pic.twitter.com/4PQuZojWB3— hoosierfan4 (@hoosierfan4NTN) June 15, 2021
grandma on social media vs. grandpa on social media pic.twitter.com/xW2ZKJd8Gr— wholesome boomer content (@wholesumboomers) June 18, 2021
grandma’s trying to sell the grandkids again pic.twitter.com/3de2e4VTcu— wholesome boomer content (@wholesumboomers) June 17, 2021
gonna start using this phrase pic.twitter.com/LFZfGw3unz— wholesome boomer content (@wholesumboomers) June 18, 2021
she meant “what” but the typo has a threatening aura pic.twitter.com/oha5QVgXkx— wholesome boomer content (@wholesumboomers) June 12, 2021
thanks for the prompt reply gran xx pic.twitter.com/lWBap4IxJx— wholesome boomer content (@wholesumboomers) June 18, 2021