TikTok trend explained: 'Good soup'

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Someone's TikTok trends make sense, and sometimes they're about... soup.

Cue, the "Good Soup" TikTok trend — an audio clip doing the rounds on the platform to not only show their cosy treat or sometimes their childhood versions of "soup", but also using "Good Soup" to mean something generally positive or enjoyable.

Users shared a mix of guilty pleasures and childhood quirks. Source: TikTok
Users shared a mix of guilty pleasures and childhood quirks. Source: TikTok

What is the actual trend on TikTok?

The TikTok trend uses a soundbite from a season 6 episode of Girls, taking the tail end of an exchange between Lena Dunham and Adam Driver's characters.

In the scene, Driver makes an "okay" gesture with his hands, before looking at his bowl and soulfully saying "good soup."

Users have interpreted Driver saying "good soup" in various ways. Some sharing their actual soup, others sharing childhood habits that haven't aged well (eg: sucking the water from the flannel in the bath) or indulging in a guilty pressure, like an overpriced iced coffee.

Where does the trend come from?

The video uses a clip from a 2017 episode of Girls —where Adam Driver and Lena Dunham’s characters meet at a diner, starting the meal full of hope but eventually end up breaking up.

In the scene, Driver eats a bowl of soup after the pair realise they aren't going to stay together, softy saying "good soup" after a tearful exchange.

Whether it be Driver's appreciation of a good bowl of liquified food or his articulation in expressing appreciation towards his meal, TikTok users went wild for the audio.

Biggest videos of the trends so far

There are over 450 million videos under the hashtag #goodsoup so far, with the most popular clips having upwards of 1.5 million likes.

The original clip to use the sound — which shows the actual scene from Girls it was taken from — has over 4.3 million likes.

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Why is it so popular on TikTok?

The trend manages to allow users to use it both figuratively and literally — and still make sense. 

While some users do share their meals, it's also widely used to reminisce about relatable feelings and for people just to share things they like.

That's some good soup!

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