Fla. Woman ventures into Gastonia, NC, was fooled by TikTok videos and made it look like Switzerland – Henry’s Club

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) — A TikTok video inspired a Florida woman to visit a small village in Gastonia, North Carolina, which is surrounded by snowy mountains.

The video has got more than 5 million views.

,[Gastonia] Sounded like a Disney movie, didn’t it? like a small town out of a Disney movie,” said tiktok olivia garcia,

Garcia and his family were in the Carolinas to take stock of the recent snowfall.

Seeing this video, he convinced his family to stay.

“I was like oh wait can we do a pit stop at this place called Gastonia because I just saw this TikTok and it looks so beautiful,” she said.

From Florida, Garcia is not surrounded by mountains and was thrilled to have the opportunity to see them.

“And then all of a sudden we get there, and it’s just rundown gas stations — like we had to go to the bathroom and there was no bathroom that worked in any gas station,” Garcia said.

Chronicling her reaction, the TikTok video in Garcia’s real Gastonia has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

WBTV Learned The person behind the original post is Zachary Keesey – A native of North Carolina, whose fake location video has got her a lot of views.

This is his visit to Switzerland.

“To hit a million, 2 million, about 6 million now. It’s gotten so crazy,” Keys said.

The situation has now prompted the mayor of Gastonia, Walker E. Reid, III.

“Obviously we’re talking town! And while Gastonia is certainly not Switzerland, we’re glad people are learning more about our great city. We see a lot of people enjoying Zachary Keesy’s post Have been and hope that Ms. Garcia will come back to see everything in our city. In fact, if they want to contact me, I would love to give them a personal tour and show them what is special about our city !” said Reed.

“I’m sure there are beautiful parts, so I’ll go back 100%,” Garcia said.

“I’ve never been to the city and you know, I think it’s time for a visit,” Casey said.

Keysey told WBTV that she apologized to Garcia, who shed light on the situation.

Garcia says she has learned not to believe everything you see online.

His “Not Carolina” videos probably won’t continue for much longer, says Casey.

He’d like to post some more genuine videos showcasing his adventures in North Carolina and around the world.

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