A group of US military soldiers have gone viral after sharing their hilarious reasons for joining the army, including money and not having anything else to do.
Daryl Tyrone Littles II, 24, from Augusta, Georgia, and his friend Pvt. Kicklighter caught their colleagues off guard when they asked them to explain why they enlisted.
Daryl, who is an E-4 in the United States National Guard, uploaded the video to his TikTok page @__lyrad__ , and it has since spread like wildfire across social media.
Going viral: Daryl Tyrone Littles II, 24, from Augusta, Georgia, asked his fellow soldiers why they joined the army in a video that has since been shared all over social media
Candid: ‘I joined the army because I was in college and I ain’t got s**t else to do,’ Specialist Jefferson responded (L), while Private First Class Peña admitted she didn’t know why (R)
He joined the US army because he was inspired by his father and grandfather, who were both in the military, but his fellow soldiers had other reasons.
In the video, he walked around the base and asked men and women the same question: ‘Why’d you join the army?’
It was clear that many of them named the first reason that popped into their heads.
‘I joined the army because I was in college and I ain’t got s**t else to do,’ Specialist Jefferson responded, while Private First Class Peña admitted: ‘I don’t know.’
Private First Class Kelly said she enlisted for ‘a $20,000 bonus I never received.’
Real answer: Private First Class Kelly said she enlisted for ‘a $20,000 bonus I never received.’ Daryl later revealed that she finally got the money
Kidding around: ”Cause f**k you,’ one unidentified solider told Daryl (L), while another joked that he enlisted to lead soldiers like him (R)
‘S**t,’ Daryl responded.
An unidentified soldier bypassed the question entirely, telling Daryl: ‘Cause f**k you.’
Meanwhile, Corporal Jenkins took a second to think the question over.
‘Why’d I join the army?’ he said. ‘To buy me a Camaro.’
Specialist R. Brown added: ‘I don’t f*****g know. A big mistake.’
The video ended with an unidentified soldier who just pointed to what he was doing with a confused look.
Not lying: Corporal Jenkins took a second to think the question over. ‘Why’d I join the army?’ he said. ‘To buy me a Camaro’
Caught off guard: One unidentified soldier had a confused look on his face as he pointed to what he was doing
Too funny: ‘I don’t f*****g know. A big mistake,’ Specialist R. Brown said, before walking away
The footage was reposted by Twitter user @Krys_King, where it has been viewed more than 5.3 million times and many people in hysterics over the surprising answers.
In response to the video, one Twitter user said: ‘Ppl really be thinking we joined for some holier than thou reason… I joined so they could pay for my transition and my college.’
Others thought the video was actually depressing because many of the soldiers mentioned money as their reason.
‘This is actually sad,’ someone else commented.
‘This just goes to show you if college was free and minimum wage was higher nobody would have joined the military nobody,’ another insisted.
Heartwarming: Daryl said he joined the US army because he was inspired by his father and grandfather, who were both in the military
Proud solider: Daryl admitted ‘being in the army can be intense,’ but he will always recommend enlisting. ‘You will meet people from all walks of life and be part of a bond like no other’
Daryl explained that no one thought the viral video ‘would blow up like it did’ when he filmed it.
‘We joke around now saying the command team is going to pull me in the office and talk to me about it!’ he said.
‘Some of the soldier’s responses were real and some were just joking. And Kelly eventually got her $20,000,’ he added.
Daryl admitted that ‘being in the army can be intense,’ but he will always recommend enlisting.
‘I have been in some intense situations and some protests that happened this year,’ he said. ‘You will have to put aside some personal feelings you may have to protect and serve.
‘I will always tell people to join the army,’ he added. ‘You will meet people from all walks of life and be part of a bond like no other.’