She is a full-time blogger who has made it into a number of lists of the ‘most influential’ Instagram accounts.
And now her parents are in on the action, thanks to a video shot in York.
Jess Gibson is a travel and lifestyle writer based in Leeds. She has nearly 20K followers on Instagram, where she posts many stories about her travels and life as a new mum.
So when her parents were booked in for a special night at a York restaurant they decided to do their own version.
And it has gone seriously viral. When tweeted by Jess, the video has been seen more than 1.2 million times
My parents went for a fancy meal and decided to document their evening “like my Insta Stories”. This is the result 😂 pic.twitter.com/Zjd6MRdhyI
— The Travelista (@travelistajess) May 3, 2019
The 45-second video chronicles their attempts to leave the house – delayed by having to put the recycling out – and their trip to Roots York.
They tucked into the ‘Hunger Gap’ feast menu at the restaurant, featuring deer, beef, pickled clams and rhubarb ice cream.
The video is a brilliant spoof on an Instagram story, featuring multiple quickly edited clips and even a home-made ‘boomerang’ effect. And it includes their verdict: “Amazing!” “Yum.”
People loved it – including the restaurant itself…
😂😂😂 this is fantastic! Glad they enjoyed their visit to @RootsYork
— Roots York (@RootsYork) 3 May 2019
when are they going out next?!
— Ben Jones (@BennyboyJones) 3 May 2019
they outdid every influencer on the gram
— ®️atchet (@hoesucki) 5 May 2019
"what did you think?" "Amazing" THIS NEEDS TO BE A NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
— MAKEUP BY MYKE (@makeupbymyke) 4 May 2019