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Viral TikTok video shows what it's like meeting online COD friends IRL

by Michael Gwilliam
Instagram/leftmysoul

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A popular TikTok video capturing the moment a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 player united with his teammates in person has gone viral.

The video was originally posted by user Kevin, better known by his username "leftmysoul." In the video, a camera follows behind the CoD player as he walks onto the New York City street where his friends are waiting.

“Oh my God,” the Call of Duty player screams when he sees his online comrades. The three young men quickly embrace and hug it out. After all, Kevin had just flown from the other side of the United States for this very moment.

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Black Ops 2 was a major part of leftmysoul's childhood.

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The video's caption reads, “tb (throwback) when I flew to New York from California to meet my PlayStation friends!”

The caption also provides some insight into what game mode leftmysoul and his friends enjoyed playing the most, but it shouldn’t come as much of a shocker for anyone who played Black Ops 2 back in the day.

“Met these guys when I was around 12 and we have countless memories on Black Ops 2 Zombies,” it read.

@leftmysoulmeeting people online IRL >>>>> #foryoupage #foryou #fyp #fypchallenge #gamer #viral♬ original sound - leftmysoul

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Zombies first appeared in Call of Duty dating back to World at War, when players would fight waves of Nazi Zombies in a co-op mode.

The mode was a massive hit, and the zombie trend returned with Black Ops and continued on from there.

Leftmysoul’s video would end up getting reposted on the official Daquan Instagram account. Thanks to the profile's 14 million followers, the video went viral, scoring a whopping two million views in mere hours.

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Thanks to the internet, air travel, and modern gaming, players from all walks of life can meet up in person - making for some truly magical moments.

There’s no telling what the future will hold as technology improves and more online friendships surge into real-life meetups.