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THE DEEP END — Pool floats look relaxing when you see people lying on them. But have you actually ever seen anyone get on one?
It seems like people magically appear on their floaties without any problems. However, I can say from personal experience that when I bring my inflatable flamingo, Floyd, to the pool, I do not climb onto him gracefully.
Cue Tata Ray, the most relatable poolgoer. His mission: to show the world that pool inflatables and grace do not go hand-in-hand.
Omg my Tata is too much 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ycPtzSYp3x— Jessica Ramirez (@Jessicax097) July 26, 2019
In this 21-second-long video we first see Tata Ray steadying his noble aquatic steed, an inflatable yellow rubber ducky. He then jumps just behind the neck of the ducky, thus throwing off the necessary balance for a smooth landing. Basic physics, Tata Ray.
He then suffers the consequences of his rookie mistake and goes under, ducky and all.
The video has more than 2 million views on Twitter and 57,000 retweets.
The moral of the story: Find the center of gravity for your animal floatation device and ease onto it with swanlike grace.