Emmanuel the emu looking down at a camera he just knocked over.
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Mischievous Emu Named Emmanuel Becomes Viral Star On TikTok

Of all the genres of internet content out there, one thing that bonds us all together is cute animal videos. Usually, they involve dogs, cats, and other small household pets. But one totally underrated form of animal videos is definitely the farm variety.

Maybe that's why so many people are obsessed with Emmanuel, Knuckle Bump Farm's chaotic emu who loves nothing but interrupting videos.

It seems like Emmanuel isn't a fan of the camera.

And yet, he constantly ends up showing his (incredibly adorable) face on screen. Though, it's mostly because he has one goal in life: to stop filming at all costs. Why? For the drama, maybe?

Emmanuel lives on a farm in Florida.

Knuckle Bump Farms is a small hobby farm that specializes in miniature cattle, but has a few other animal residents as well. They're often showcased on the farm's TikTok (@knucklebumpfarms), which is run by Taylor Blake.

Of course, Emmanuel is totally stealing the show right now.

His antics usually involve whatever educational video Taylor is trying to film, and oftentimes ends with the camera (Taylor's phone) dropping to the ground, effectively ruining the shot (or making it better, depending on who you ask).

Surprising absolutely no one, he's a viral sensation.

"Emmanuel, don't do it," is a catchphrase destined to end up on all kinds of merch.

Taylor might have her hands full with Emmanuel and his chaotic nature, but the internet is absolutely obsessed with it. TikToks featuring an Emmanuel interruption easily get millions of views and hundreds of thousands of likes.

He's even made his way to the Twitter sphere.

This compilation, uploaded by @p4ndr_, pretty much sums up why people love Emmanuel so much. It's gained 21.9 million views since being uploaded on July 15th, and well over 800,000 likes to boot.

I'm sure he knows when he's causing trouble.

Emmanuel loves making trouble, but probably doesn't love being in trouble, as evident when Taylor used his full government name (Emmanuel Todd Lopez). I don't know about you, but I find it strangely fitting.

Though, Emmanuel does have his calm moments from time to time.

Whether on the official Knuckle Bump Farms TikTok or Instagram, or on Taylor's personal Twitter, you can always find what Emmanuel's up to, whether he's stirring up chaos, or just chilling.

Believe it or not, Emmanuel isn't the only animal who choses violence on the regular.

Other animals on the farm, like Rico the swan who's been savagely attacking Taylor since (at least) 2019, are ready for their time in the spotlight, too.

In fact, most of the farm seems determined to interrupt Taylor's videos.

Ellen the emu and Princess the deer hilariously interrupt Taylor in this TikTok, showing that Emmanuel isn't the only troublemaker worth looking out for on the account.

All in all, there's a lot to love about this farm.

It's kind of amazing to see what Emmanuel's started for this farm's account. Of course, the people of the internet love him. But with over 726,000 TikTok followers, I'm sure people are expecting (and loving) so much more.