Did you have a special stuffed animal or blanket as a child? You know—a raggedy, well-loved comfort item present in almost every photo taken of you? Many of us still have them. Even in absolutely dire condition, they still manage to give us a sense of peace or transport us to less complicated times. It can be embarrassing to admit that we still care a lot about a soggy blanket, but adults on TikTok participating in a new trend are embracing their childhood totems and showing them off without shame.
The “show your baby blanket” trend began with TikTok user @coreyxnathaniel, who tells us that even though he’s 24, he still sleeps with his baby blanket.
Folks followed his lead and started sharing their baby blankets—no matter how decrepit. Check out this woman’s beloved shredded mess.
Apparently, baby blankets eventually all turn into ropes.
You don’t have to limit yourself to a blanket, either. Some folks still sleep with the stuffed animals they had as babies.
This used to be three small blankets.
This person is 29 years old and still sleeps with a host of baby blankets.
And this woman unabashedly says her baby blanket will be staying right next to her in bed even when she gets married.
You know what? More power to them. We could use all the comfort we can get these days.