How a Dollar General Employee Went Viral on TikTok
The world of social media is often a place where some people are happy to be ignored and some people want to be noticed. One person who wants to be noticed is a guy who works at Dollar Tree by the name of Ryan J. Taylor. He was having a rough day on Friday, May 20, 2018, when he decided to use TikTok to vent some frustrations.
According to Mr. Taylor, who now works for Dollar General, he woke up at 3 a.m., went to the gym for some protein, went to sleep around 8 a.m. and woke up at 5 p.m. But he had to wake up even earlier than that in order to check some email and check out some food on his way home from the gym.
“I was on my phone all day. I was on my phone on the way home from the gym, I was on my phone on the way to pick up pizza, I was on my phone when I was going to pick up the pizza,” he said. “I was on my phone all day.”
He said he was scrolling through the TikTok app and saw a few things that caught his attention. “I thought, ‘There’s a lot going on in this world that people don’t see, and they’re busy,” he said.
Then he saw this viral video of a dog falling out of his house to become the first TikTok post ever — and he thought, “Oh shit.”
After watching the video, which has been viewed almost 2 million times, he decided to see if someone else was talking about his experience on the app — which they were.
The video, which has been viewed almost 2 million times on TikTok, has been re-uploaded over a dozen times, and it doesn’t sound like it is going away. It has even been re