When Canadian winter hit, this Ugandan man got too excited to see and touch snow for the very first time in his life.
Witnessing a child's first experience with snow is eye candy for any person. However, there are millions of people from different parts of the world who haven't seen or felt snow in their entire lifetime. Uganda is one such country that lies in the tropical climactic zone with no hints of snowfall ever. In this TikTok video posted by @perterandmarie, Uganda-based Peter who now lives in Canada with his partner, Marie, seems to be over the moon on experiencing his first snow.
Peter who has never seen snow during his life in Uganda expresses his joy like a little child looking at their first snow. In the beginning of the video when Marie asks "What is going on this morning?" Peter says excitedly "Oh my God, I'm so so happy to see the snow my first time." While Canadian winters are not something new to Marie, she seems to share Peter's excitement throughout the video. Peter who cannot believe his eyes says "This is real snow." His facial expressions reveal his thrilled state of mind as he looks at the thick layer of snow on what appears to be a car parked outside their home. The Ugandan guy savors that incredible moment by feeling the pure white snow in his hands every now and then during the video. He describes the snow saying "It looks beautiful. It's so white."
Since Peter and Marie are an interracial couple from Uganda and Canada respectively, differences in culture, lifestyle and even weather conditions are inevitable between them. But they chose to beautifully embrace the same which can be seen when Peter says "Yes, now I'm finally in Canada. This is what we call Canada." Speaking to the snow, he says "Nice to meet you." However, just looking at it does not seem enough for Peter, he goes on to touch the snow and even grabs some of it from the surface.
As he feels the snow in his hands he says "It's like soft" and gestures that he wants to take some of it to which Marie says "Yes. It's more like ice." Once he picks up some snow, he places it on the palm of his hand and goes on to lick it like a kid. Haven't we all done it at least once when it snows during the winter? The cold sensation made him drop it back instantly. Marie who is recording her partner's "core memory" moment can be heard laughing and cheering for him in the background.
This heartwarming video received a lot of comments from several TikTok users who felt happy for Peter. One user @exeducator wrote, "What a wholesome response to seeing snow for the first time." Talking about Peter's joyful expressions @d1sast3r.d0ll said "I love it when people experience snow for the first time, it's like they've found childlike joy all over again" Some Canadians even gave a sweet warning to Peter regarding the upcoming days of winter in Canada. "Check back in April and see if he’s just as excited lol," wrote @884422abc. "This is so pure. Wish I had your enthusiasm. Brace yourself, friend. Things won’t be so fun soon lol" wrote @lemnskweezy. Maria has responded saying that they will post another video as an update during the late winter in March or April.