One individual's heartfelt recollections of the great things from the '80s created a nostalgic journey for Gen Xers.
People who lived through the 80s will easily attest to the fact that those were truly different times. The vibrant era witnessed a cultural explosion in music, fashion and entertainment. There were many notable film releases as well. Overall, the decade fostered a sense of optimism and innovation that we just don't get to see today. However, we can always indulge in nostalgia. A TikTok and Instagram page titled @recaptured80s recently shared a video that was a montage of certain things that individuals who lived in the 1980s could relate to.
The intriguing post, captioned, "Things we did as kids in the 1980s - everyday things that we thought nothing of then that now sparks nostalgic feelings of our past. What do you miss from your childhood?," has got 24.6K views on the platform with 49 comments. The video with the text overlay, "Things we did in the 80s," is also an interesting watch for younger generations as they get a brief insight into what life was like before technology changed everything.
The video starts with the individual showing off a Nintendo Entertainment System, one of the earliest gaming consoles that revolutionized the gaming industry. Viewers then get to see a series of retro stickers that the individual has collected. After this, the creator showcases a remote, pointing it to a TV to presumably change channels. In today's world of streaming, most individuals do not know what channels are or have forgotten about them.
The video then cuts to a device almost everybody has heard of: a VHS player. This was a time before CDs had been invented, so individuals would have to consume their content from a VHS "tape." We then see a short clip from a Star Wars movie on an old small-screen TV. The creator uses this as a segue to showcase to viewers the TV Guide, a magazine that gives readers an idea of what content to expect on various channels.
The individual then shows an old photo album, something which we rarely see today because of the emergence of smartphones and digital photos. After that, the person showcases an old McDonald's box with toys from back in the day. Viewers then get to see a well-preserved tin can of Nestle milk powder. The video then cuts to the creator showing off yet another video game console, this one being an Atari and he puts a Pac-Man cartridge into it.
After this, we see a Garfield toy pencil, a Gatorade bottle, an old landline phone, a few action figures and a vinyl player. But the creator is not done as they continue to show an old handheld camera, a Micheal Jackson cassette, a Sony Walkman and finally a cereal box, the alien from the movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial." Netizens loved the video that took them down their memory lane and shared their thoughts in the comments section.
People on Instagram took a trip down memory lane and shared their thoughts in the comments section. @inthelab9 said, "You are my absolute favorite to follow on any platform. You send me right back to the house I grew up in, in the 80s. We had all of this." @richego1983 shared, "Just reliving my childhood through your videos. Thanks."
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