When we think about nostalgia, we tend to think of our grandparents reminiscing about simpler times, or our parents telling us how exciting it was to live back in the ’80s. But the latest TikTok trend proves that the older generations don’t have a monopoly on bittersweet memory.

One of the reasons behind TikTok’s astonishing success over the past few years – besides eyewatering investment from Chinese firm ByteDance – is the ability of its community to put abstract concepts and emotions into visual form. Some TikToks can tug at your heartstrings in a way that some feature-length movies can only dream of. Step forward the ‘How A Memory Sounds’ trend.

Like looking at an old photograph – the How A Memory Sounds trend