One woman stumbled upon an abandoned couch on the street and decided to take it home, sparking a heated debate across social media about whether it was safe to do so. Some argued that it wasn’t real, others were concerned for bed bugs and even some said she didn’t clean it properly, to which the woman lashed out in a follow-up video.
She Found Her Dream Couch on the Street
Amanda Joy shared her incredible find on TikTok, documenting the entire process of bringing the “dream couch” into her apartment.
The Real Deal?
In her viral TikTok video, Joy showcased the couch she discovered on a New York street, speculating that it may be the coveted $8,000 ‘Bubble’ couch from renowned French brand Roche Bobois.
She Went Viral
The TikTok has reached 40 million views and over 4 million likes.
Her Father Helped Her Out
Viewers were hooked as Joy’s father, armed with his trusty van, helped transport the couch.
They Gave It a Cleaning
The video also showed the long cleaning process before the couch finally finds its place in her apartment.
Everything Went to Plan
At the end of the video, the couch perfectly fit in the elevator.
Now, it looks fantastic in her New York apartment.
The Huge Debate That Followed
Not everyone was convinced by Joy’s incredible stroke of luck.
The viral TikTok has ignited skepticism, with some claiming that the couch is a fake.
Others worred about potential bed bugs.
The Chaos Spread to Twitter
The TikTok was shared on Twitter by user @boymolish causing a flurry of responses.
Harsh Critics Questioned Her Cleaning Skills
Many criticised Joy, suggesting she had not cleaned the couch adequately, “Gonna take more than some soap and water to get whatever is in that out of that but it’s a neat couch.”
An Ulterior Motive?
Some argued that if someone were to discard an $8,000 couch on the street, there must be a reason, this is conflicting cuz that’s the coolest couch I’ve ever seen, but it was left outside on the street in NY.”
Another user argued whether it was real, “Sadly it’s a knockoff and it probably has nothing but bedbugs in it.”
Bed Bugs: If You Know, You Know
While others were solely concerned about the risk of bed bugs, “BEDBUGS BEDBUGS BEDBUGS” one exclaimed.
She Took On the Commenters!
In response to the growing controversy surrounding her TikTok, Joy released an update video to address concerns, reassuring viewers that the couch had been left outside for less than 24 hours and had been stored in her father’s workshop for over two weeks, thoroughly inspected for any signs of bed bugs.
She also acknowledged that the couch had several rips, which she covered with pillows, and admitted to some stains.
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