Westaby Web Moment: Latest trend is pregnancy announcement videos

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Internet is a breeding ground for memes, especially YouTube.

The latest trend is the creative video post of a surprise pregnancy announcement.

This is an outgrowth of the long-running meme of the surprise arrival of a soldier/sailor/Marine/airman from a long deployment. That one has tapered off a bit, but families are still being joyfully surprised by absent service members.

The new trend is also the logical next step from the surprise wedding proposal.

So can see the logical progression.

And it's a pleasing meme, not annoying at all. The reactions from family members -- and the videos are created to capture the reactions, of course -- are widely varied and naturally joyful: from shock to screams of delight. Loud screams of delight.

What's next?

Who knows?



April 19, 2015: Here's the latest pregnancy announcement: a couple raps to the 'Fresh Prince' theme:




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