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People Are Relating Hard To This Girl Who Fell For, Like, A Minute While Trying To Ice Skate

"How I'm entering 2018."

Posted on December 12, 2017, at 6:38 a.m. ET

This is Madoka Takayama and her friend Kyoka Tanaka. They're 16-year-old students from Yamaguchi, Japan.

Over the weekend, Madoka went ice skating for the first time in four years, and Kyoka captured this video.


"The courage you have when you can't skate but go straight in anyway."

The video quickly went viral on Japanese Twitter, being retweeted more than 125,000 times.

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"I took the video because Madoka told me she hadn't ice-skated in four years, and I wanted to see how much she had improved," Kyoka told BuzzFeed News.

BuzzFeed / Twitter: @ruu__2331

"Madoka said she's not afraid of anything," Kyoka said, adding that her friend was "a quick learner and got the hang of it quickly."

"I wasn't hurt at all! Not a scratch," Madoka told BuzzFeed News.

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She said that it felt different balancing on an ice rink, but that she had fun.

People couldn't stop laughing at the video.

@76o_f 笑い止まらんたすけてwww

"Help me I can't stop laughing lol."

"My nose is running lmao."

The video was then shared on Chinese social media network Weibo, where it also went viral.


"I felt sorry for her for one second and laughed at her for 10 seconds."

"Her posture for the final 3.5 turns on the spot was very graceful — full marks."

The video then hit English-speaking Twitter, where people also thought it was hilarious.

And Madoka soon became an extremely relatable meme.

Both girls said they were really happy that they were able to cheer people up with the video.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.