A mom has made a ‘horror’ discovery when she peered through the branches of her Christmas tree.
A woman named Gina shared the clip, which now has over 2.5 million views and 3.8k comments and TikTokers are completely spooked.
The eerie moment
In the video, which is captioned simply, ‘Help!!!!!’ the mum shared the exact moment she made the shocking discovery. She gently and cautiously uses the end of a broom to pull back the branches of her tree to reveal the two eyes peering back at her.
An unidentified creature sits still within the tree and looks (almost) as terrified as Gina is.
Michael Buble’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas’, eerily plays over the top.
Thousands of people flocked to the comments section to discuss their various reactions.
“One of my biggest fears,” one person said.
“I would have destroyed the whole tree in a panic 😳😂,” another user commented, while another wrote, “I simply would have set the whole tree on fire.”
“I would have died on the spot,” one person replied.
Others suggested always “shake the tree before you bring it out of storage.”
But not everyone was scared, with many pointing out that it was actually really cute.
“So cute, he wants to be a decoration!” one TikToker posted.
“Adorable, rescue them, name them and keep them,” another commented.
“Why can’t things like this happen to me? 😭” another asked.
Gina then posted a follow-up video where she revealed that the animal was actually a mouse. She shows her cats chasing it before she safely escorted it outside.
“No mouse was harmed in the making of this video. He’s safely outside now along with my Christmas tree,” she said.