Brandon Holeman is an eighth grade science teacher who has been teaching in Henderson, Kentucky, for two years.
Brandon told BuzzFeed that he originally created a TikTok account to watch videos and never planned on actually posting any. But that all changed after some students challenged him. "One of my students said they could get more followers than I could in a weekend, so I decided to make my first video," Brandon said.
And Brandon crushed the challenge! He said that within 24 hours of posting the video, he got almost 50,000 followers! Like, I am thoroughly impressed.
Brandon then decided to start sharing more videos. And the following video about why he let a student sleep in his class one day quickly went viral, generating more than 5 million views.
"I shared this moment because people often times don’t understand that students, even in middle school, have personal things going on at home," Brandon explained.