The internet is swooning over a now-viral video that shows a woman interacting with her “gym crush”.
The video was posted to TikTok on Wednesday by Debbie (@debbiedeb_o), who wrote, “This is your sign to talk to your gym crush.” So far, the video has amassed over 275,000 views on the video sharing app and over 470,000 views. on Twitter.
It also received thousands of comments from viewers on both platforms who couldn’t get over the subtle “body language attraction signs” the woman used throughout the video.
“Y’all, I was recording my hip thrust when my gym crush came over to say hi,” read the overlay text at the start of the clip.
The woman is sitting on a bench when, suddenly, a man approaches to hug her. As the two converse, the woman tilts her head and kicks her legs, while never losing her smile.
“Please why was I so hard,” the text overlay continued.
Shortly after the man hugs her goodbye, the woman returns to the bench and smiles to herself.
“Not him giving me another hug,” read the overlay text as he gave her another hug.
In the next part of the clip, the woman can be seen sitting in another area of the gym. Again, she is approached by her crush. As he approaches, the woman smiles and begins kicking enthusiastically. Finally, the video ends with the two sharing a final hug.
“Cheesing from ear to ear, legs swinging and EVERYTHING!!!! WE LOVE TO SEE IT,” TikTok user Victoria commented.
“It’s the swaying of the legs and the tilting of the head for me,” Ashley Adora wrote.
“It’s the redness for me,” Cici added.
On Twitter, Jas tweeted: “It’s the little kicks for me. It’s so cute to see people having crushes.”
“Oh her legs are swinging? Her sister is in love lol,” Tienna added.
Regarding the man’s body language, TikTok user Ninaaa said, “Two hugs, a talk and a smile. He loves you.”
According to online therapy service BetterHelp, both head tilting and blushing are “body language signs of attraction.”
“Although [blushing] is common with embarrassment, it’s also a classic indicator of physical attraction, as the person feeling attraction will feel a rush of blood to their face,” BetterHelp explained.
Meanwhile, a bowed head shows “engagement and interest.”
“[P]People usually do this to show they are paying attention and caring about what is being said. As such, it can be a subtle indicator of attraction,” the site explained.
Smiling, touching hair, and “little touches” are other common signs of attraction.
“In general, someone showing sexual attraction will display more openness towards you in terms of posture and will also try to minimize the barriers between you,” BetterHelp said. “Of course, sexual attraction must be explicitly stated and verbal consent must always be stated before any action.”
Debbie isn’t the first person to be caught blushing at the gym.
Last month, a woman named Chiz Egbuziem went viral after posting a video of her gym interaction with English boxer Anthony Joshua on TikTok.
“I broke down the girls I broke down,” she wrote in the caption of the video.
Unfortunately, not all interactions at the gym are as sweet as Egbuziem and Debbie’s. In December, a woman shared a video that showed her recounting a gym “creep” who allegedly followed her around the gym and tried to scout her workouts without asking. Likewise, a personal trainer named Heidi Aragon has gone viral for calling out a “creepy old man” caught watching her at the gym.
Newsweek contacted Debbie for comment but did not hear back before posting.