Restricted to their team’s bubble, University of Wisconsin-Superior student Lawson McDonald and nine of his teammates began uploading content to their TikTok account ‘The Hockey Guys’ last fall. Recording clips from moments of their friendship during the waves of COVID-19, their account has more than 300,000 followers.

The group uses the videos as an outlet during spare time. After a few short months of posting, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with hundreds of comments surfacing on every video. While trying to maintain an upbeat atmosphere within their own bubble, the players have simultaneously been lifting the spirits of TikTok users across North America.