A man has gone viral on TikTok after his plan to surprise his wife with a kind gesture backfired.
The husband, named Kevin K, attempted to clean his wife’s make-up brushes for her while she was at work but his method wasn’t quite right.
His wife had been complaining about having to wash her extensive collection of brushes, so he decided to give it a go but instead of washing each one carefully, he put all of them into the cutlery section in the dishwasher.
He put them through a cycle, but when it ended and he opened up the door, he soon realised he’d made a big mistake.
When he removed the make-up brushes from the dishwasher, many of the bristles had fallen out in the wash.
He shared a video of the whole thing, which he captioned: “Ummmmmm TikTok I need your help!!! How do I fix this?”
Writing over the top of the clip he explained that he’d made a “horrible mistake” and that he had 20 minutes until his partner got home from work.
More than two million people have viewed the TikTok video, with over 300,000 liking it and 24,000 comments.
Many people were quick to encourage Kevin to buy his wife a gift card for a beauty store.
“As sweet as this is, just get her a gift card… better yet just hand her the credit card. Good luck friend,” suggested one person.
Another replied: “Aww anyone else sad that his idea was entirely wholesome yet went horribly wrong?”
“Uhhh… your wallet is about to hurt sir,” proclaimed a third.
Someone else joked: “Oh you woke up and chose death.”
A different user said: “I gasped. The only fix is to go and buy her new brushes. So sorry. Such a sweetheart. (Some can be saved but some not).”
Others were quick to point out that her brushes probably cost anywhere between $300 to $600 as there were a lot of expensive brands – ouch!