In the 235,000 videos that have used this particular sound, TikTokers can be seen freezing when the robot says “red light” and when the doll says “green light” the chorus of Dog Days Are Over kicks in.
Florence sings the iconic line: “Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father,” while the TikTokers sprint away from the camera.
Each video also includes a hilariously relatable caption as a reason for them running off.
The sound was originally posted by TikTok account @golden._.stables where the sound can be heard while what appeared to be different toy horses can be seen moving across the screen.
TikToker Hannah (@barb.y.hannah) has shared her take on the trend, with the camera point of view being her “sober friend for the night” while she’s the drunk friend running away because she “felt like ur [your] job was getting too easy.”
Hannah’s video has received 5.3m views, and 1.1m likes with thousands commenting on the post about their own experience of a drunken pal with the zoomies.
One person wrote: “Drunk runners are the worst thing ever.”
“Drunk runners have baaaaaad main character syndrome,” another agreed.
Someone else added: “Sometimes you just pray they fall I stg [swear to God].”