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17 TikToks That Prove Texans Are Making The Best Out Of This Unprecedented Winter Weather

“IT’S COLDER THAN A WITCH’S TIT OUT HERE”

They say that “everything is bigger in Texas” - I guess that includes the severity of their winter weather... right?

As a Midwesterner who has lived through decades of below-zero winters, it is tempting (and honestly fun) to make fun of Texans for not being able to handle their sh*t when the weather gets cold.

HOWEVER, this is beyond common sense: Texas’ infrastructure was literally NOT built for this and - as a result - has left millions without power, heat, water, OR a way to flee to warmer shelter. What’s (almost) worse: This unusual weather has exposed how outdated Texas’ power grid is (which could leave Texans with intermittent power for the next MONTH) and has served as a ?harsh? reminder that Global Warming is real, ignoring it isn’t going to make ~magically~ it go away, AND if we don’t do something about it, we can expect more (and even worse) weather like this. Fun!

DESPITE ALL OF THIS: Humans are incredibly adaptive, and these 17 TikToks prove Texans are trying (and succeeding) at making the best of this severe weather situation:


The weather may be cold, but these Texan hearts are warm:


Even the innovative technologies of Elon Musk couldn’t outsmart Mother Nature

@delisfig

what I said was not English #fyp #tesla #texas

? original sound - Deli

Elon Musk has been real quiet ever since this video came out...


Texans may lack winter weather knowledge, but you know what they don’t lack? Creativity.

@stephenthefuqua

Snow and Texas are an interesting combination #Texas #snow #collegestation

? follow tj_yeslad - Tik Toker

... but circling back to the fact that Texans lack winter weather knowledge - PLEASE TEXAS STOP DOING THIS.

@xtitina

I have a whole other respect for Michigan #texas #tx #TrulyGlowingSelfieLove

? freezin tx - Cristina M

THIS CAN (AND WILL) BREAK YOUR WINDSHIELD AND YOUR CAR INSURANCE (and all your Northerner friends) WILL LAUGH AT YOU WHEN YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED.


“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” So when freezing temperatures kills your power... use a power drill to make breakfast?

Breakfast of cold weather champions.


THE COPS CAN’T HANDLE THIS- HAHAHAHA

History has shown the police are undertrained to handle a lot of things, and now we can add “winter weather” to that list. Maybe this video will be the thing that gets police training extended to more than six months. ˉ\_(ツ)_/ˉ


Even if this isn’t typical Texas weather - Texas is still Texas.

@dayaramendez5

What’s the most Texan thing you’ve done? S/o to @whataburger #texasweather #whataburger #fyp

? original sound - Dayara Mendez

Is this a video of someone deicing their windshield with a Whataburger order number? It sure is!


Due to capitalism, many Texans still gotta work, and they’re doing their best to make it ?work?

Capitalism is stupid, but people’s resilience (and humor) is not.


Typically snow days are nightmares for adults but a dream come true for kids. HOWEVER - since the snowstorm has caused indefinite power outages, it has become a nightmare for everyone!

hey nOW, hEy nOw, thIS Is WhAT dREaMS ARe mAdE Of


Btw, y’all notice how Texas couldn’t be bothered to shut down for COVID, but was immediately shut down for this severe weather? Weird how that works...

*Screams in contradictions


Days with no heat + non-insulated homes + days of below-freezing temps = EVERYTHING INSIDE AND OUTSIDE FREEZES

THE FISHIES DESERVED BETTER


To conserve energy, Texas electric grid operators have launched rotating blackouts, but there’s something sus about which neighborhoods are (and aren’t) experiencing these blackouts...

@widebodyvanessa

The entire white (rich) side of Austin has power except the blacks & Hispanics!The city isn’t doing anything to help US!!Stop moving to Austin! #fyp

? original sound - Vanessa Denise

*Racism has entered the chat


Btw, it’s warmer in Alaska than it is in Texas. Let that sink in...

This is probably the first time Alaska has been able to brag about anything.


To prevent pipes from freezing, local governments have asked Texans to drip their faucets, BUT EVEN THAT IS BACKFIRING.

THIS IS NOT RESPECTING THE DRIP KAREN


The cold weather came so suddenly people SCRAMBLED for food

This has major early-pandemic vibes. I hate it.


And has caused hazardous driving conditions

@tyregolmond_

100 car wreck in Texas pray for everybody involved #viral #fypシ #texas

? hometown slowed down twenty one pilots - les

If you are able to stay home, STAY HOME.


But if Texans can survive Hurricanes, Tornados, and just... Texas life in general... they can survive this. We believe in you Texas.


So after watching all of this, you should probably are wondering: “how can I help!?”

The following Venmos are accepting donations to help ailing Texans struggling with no heat: @feedthepeopledallas (Dallas), @mutalaidhou (Houston), @austinmutualaidhotels (Austin), and @pmgmutualaid (San Antonio).

You can also donate to an Austin-based mutual aid GoFundMe, or check out the Texas Tribune’s list of ways to help.


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