...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
Tlo, a vlogger from Chicago, now “identifies” as a British man due to his love for British culture, food, TV shows and weather.
He starts his days with a “perfectly brewed cuppa” and a “homemade chip butty” while watching the British teen sitcom The Inbetweeners.
Tlo’s new-found love for British culture started at the beginning of the year when his UK-based online followers started suggesting snacks for him to try.
He started trying the items on TikTok, and 99% of the items he has ever tried were sent to him by subscribers straight from the UK.
Tlo found a British food store on the outskirts of Miami, Florida, where he now lives, to feed his obsession.
A video shows him exploring the store, amazed at all the British foodstuffs that are now available to him on his doorstep.
He has only visited the shop once, but he was able to buy enough items to keep him going for several weeks.
Videos show him cooking up some Yorkshire puddings, plating up a crisp sandwich, and even making his own fried Mars bar.
Tlo’s obsession doesn’t only revolve around British food.
He has also been researching UK-themed pubs, bars and stores in the Florida area and he is planning on visiting the UK soon.
He has even started raising money for the trip with the help of his fans and has collected $50 so far.
He wants to visit subscribers at their homes and try their favorite meals.
Tlo has a few items that he loves but wants to gain a better understanding of British snacks.
He is particularly keen to try a Sunday roast, but it has to be done properly in the UK.
It is not uncommon for people to become enamored with different cultures, but identifying as a citizen of a different country is a less common occurrence.
Tlo’s fascination with British culture seems to have taken over his life, and he has even started fundraising to visit the UK.
While it is clear that he loves British culture, it is unclear whether or not he actually “identifies” as a British man or if he simply enjoys it.
Regardless, Tlo’s love for British food and culture is heartwarming and shows how the internet has made it possible for people to connect and share their interests and cultures with others around the world.