Video Stores Explained to Kids of Today

Mia Trovato
October 24, 2013

It's no surprise that most kids under the age of 15 don't know too much about beepers, cassette tapes, Walkman cassette players, phone books, and encyclopedias. Those items are basically extinct.

And remember video stores? Chances are they have never been inside of one. To help fill them in, the folks at BuzzFeedYellow released a video titled "Video Stores Explained to Modern Kids." It's an excellent and detailed tutorial of exactly what the video store meant to the generation that preceded them. The YouTube video has been viewed more than 340,000 times so far.

One great moment in the clip is the explanation of "Be Kind — Rewind" stickers on VHS tapes. Remember those? Well, that was a nice trip down memory lane. Comments on the video range from sentimental ("the good ole days") to dramatic ("it's sad to see my childhood die"). Sadly, as most of these nostalgic shops close down across the country, someday this video really will be one of the last traces of a lost VHS era.

Which of your long-gone childhood experiences will your kids never get to have?