A woman went viral on TikTok after filming a man standing right in front of her on a nearly empty subway platform.
In the nine-second clip, user Marisa (@mynamemarisa) sits on a bench as she records an empty subway station in New York City. A few inches in front of her is a man in dark blue pants.
“No, because why was this financial bro standing right here,” Marisa wrote in the text overlay. She taps her foot twice in the clip to show how close he is to her.
@mynamemarisa I hate it here. #nyc #nourisheveryyou #ReTokforNature #financebro #newyork #greenscreen ♬ Original sound – marisa
The video has been viewed over 817,000 times since it was posted on August 4th. Viewers joked in the comments about what the man might have done.
“He’s probably farting to mark his scent and show dominance,” joked one user.
“He protects you,” wrote a second.
“He wanted you to notice he was in finance,” teased a third.
Other users made suggestions as to how Marisa could deal with the man.
“I couldn’t resist, ‘HELLO? Could you give me some space?’” one person commented.
“That’s when you start coughing and sneezing,” said a second.
“Get up and stand right in front of him. He wants to play leapfrog,” said a third.
Several commenters also pointed to the man’s lack of awareness.
“The lack of situational awareness,” said one user.
“People aren’t aware of themselves — uh,” agreed a second.
“Like 50/50 he really didn’t realize you existed,” wrote a third.
The Daily Dot reached out to Marisa via TikTok comment as other ways to get in touch were unavailable.
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*Initial Release: Aug 15, 2022 3:12pm CDT
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