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The viral trend among Colorado teens: Understanding popularity of ‘pebbling’

Jun 30, 2024, 2:49 PM | Updated: Jul 1, 2024, 11:44 am

Teens have found a new way to connect with their parents and loved ones, breaking down emotional barriers through a practice known as “pebbling.”

Originally inspired by gentoo penguins in Antarctica, who exchanged rocks as a symbol of courtship, pebbling now involves sharing memes, GIFs and social media videos to show love and affection.

The viral trend among Colorado teens: Understanding popularity of "Pebbling"

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Experts believe that this modern form of communication helps strengthen relationships and foster connections in today’s digital age.

To read more about why “pebbling” can be positive from Parents.com, click here.

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