There’s no doubt TikTok dominated the social media realm this year. Its endless stream of entertainment keeps you scrolling until the sun comes up. Literally. Whether it be dancing challenges, fashion trends, or funny bits, each video provides a fleeting 60 seconds of satisfaction. However, the captivating content can leave toxic impressions on our generation’s minds. Fortunately, one TikToker in particular not only is making TikTok a safe place for others but a lifesaving place.
“Hi, so if you ever have a hard time sitting yourself down for a meal, let’s have a meal together,” is how Sara Sadok begins most of her TikToks.
18-year-old Sara Sadok’s “eat with me” videos touch the lives of millions who struggle to sit down for a meal. In her most viral video, Sara invites viewers to join in celebrating her 18th birthday with a special birthday breakfast: a medium Dunkin iced coffee and pumpkin spice doughnut.
As Sara prepares for her birthday meal, she encourages viewers to take their challenging first bite, “I’ll take the first bite to make it a little bit less intimidating for you and then you can have your first bite after, okay? Ready. One. Two. Three.”
Sara has become a role model for people fighting eating disorders, body image issues, and survivors. Her acts of kindness are far-reaching, and seeing her use her platform for good is inspiring. For many who struggle with eating, Sara’s gentle demeanor and soothing voice provide comfort during this difficult task. These kind and compassionate videos leave a lasting impact on her audience.
“People were thanking me for my content and telling me that the video I made helped them eat for the first time in days. Some even told me I saved their lives.”
Sara mentions the most inspiring thing to come out of her “eat with me videos” is the impact she has left on others. This positivity has spread like wildfire, “People who initially duetted me in order for me to help them eat, have now created their own videos helping others!”
This contagious positivity was Sara’s goal from the beginning. Just like the rest of social media, TikTok has its demons. With problematic trends going viral in the past and an algorit