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- Lin and Roger McAllister started dancing in coordinating looks after their granddaughters challenged them to start a TikTok account.
- The first video, which has over 14 million views, featured the couple wearing yellow shirts and black pants.
- The McAllisters told Insider that their coordinating looks were a total accident, but they kept it going because of all the positive feedback from people who have watched their videos.
Lin, 71, and Roger McAllister, 73, had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they posted their first video on TikTok under the username.
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The grandparents, who are currently stuck in Florida after their flight back to England was canceled, were challenged by two of their granddaughters, Olivia and Paige, to start the TikTok account.
"Olivia is a professional dancer, so we thought it would be fun since she dances on her page, too," Lin said.
The first TikTok the retired couple posted featured them dancing to an original sound by. At the time of writing, the video had over 14.1 million views on TikTok.
In the video, Lin and Roger both wore a yellow shirt and black pants, but they told Insider that the matching outfits were actually a total accident.
"I had yellow and black on, so Roger thought he would match," Lin said. "Everybody said they liked the matching outfits, so we just kept it going."
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"People were loving it, so Lin said, 'We must carry on,'" Roger told Insider.
Since posting their first TikTok in April, the couple has uploaded four more videos in which they are wearing matching looks
In the second video, Lin and Roger wore coordinating black tops and white pants to take part in a trending dance challenge called "."
The McAllisters wore matching black camis and hats that look like the Union Jack to dance in the pool in their third TikTok video.
They chose red tops and black pants to take part in another.
In their latest video, Lin and Roger wore purple tops and black pants while dancing along to an original sound by.
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Many accounts have emerged on TikTok where grandchildren get their grandparents involved in the latest trends and dances."I was shocked honestly, I never thought this would happen," Miller told Insider. "I remember when one video hit over 1 million likes, I ran into Grandpa's room and he said, 'Woah, that's a lot of people,' and we both laughed.
Since they are currently alone in Florida, the couple films the videos themselves, and they practice the dances over and over again until they feel it looks good. Roger said it will usually take them about an hour to perfect the dance.
"We will try over and over again until it looks right since we have a professional dancer in the family," Lin said, laughing.
After posting the videos, Lin said they will send them along to their grandkids to see what they think. Their grandkids also comment on the TikToks.
In the comments on their latest video, Olivia wrote: "YES GRANDMA AND GRANDAD!!! I honestly have the best grandparents ever!! Loving the outfits again! Love you both, I love this one."
Lin and Roger have been blown away by the response to their videos
"I can't believe there are that many people writing such positive comments about our dancing, particularly mine," Roger said. "It's not my scene at all, but I've been pushed into it by granddaughters and my wife."
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Lin confessed that the two don't know if they will continue with their TikTok videos because they are running out of matching outfits.
Roger also said the couple planned on stopping after the first video, but people keep asking for more.
"People will comment that they want to see more, and Olivia will tell us she found another dance for us, so we have to rise to the next challenge," he said.
The best part of all of this for Lin and Roger is how impressed their grandkids are with the TikTok videos.
"They all seem quite proud of us," Lin said.
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