Granddad, 80, speaks to Alexa for first time and asks critical pizza question

A video of an 80-year-old war veteran talking to an Amazon Alexa for the first time has gone viral – with an astonishing 21million views.

Kenneth "Kenny" Jary has gained 1.8 million followers on his @patriotickenny TikTok and uses the platform to raise awareness for veterans around the world.

Filmed by his pal, Amanda, Kenny tests out Alexa and asks her a very important question about pizza.

In the clip, he leans close to the AI and whispers to Amanda: "Can I ask her?"

Kenny then makes his first attempt to chat to the household bot, saying: "Alexa?"

"No answer," he says, before having another go.

This time Alexa responds to Kenny and the delighted grandfather quickly asks her: "Alexa, how about sausage and pepperoni pizzas. Are they good for you, or not?"

Alexa didn't have a clue what he meant and put sausage on his shopping list, leaving Kenny amazed despite the AI's blunder.

Kenny says he does not want a shopping list, prompting Alexa to remove it, to which the war vet says: "Thank you."

"Anytime, literally," Alexa replies.

Her response impresses Kenny so much he turns around to gasp to his pal: "She said 'literally!'"

The video was inundated with comments as more than 22,000 people shared what they had liked about it most.

One user said: "Alexa better start acting right for Grandpa, honestly."

A second joked: "Gramps figuring out how useless Alexas are."

"'Oooh she don't wanna hear it' – favorite part," commented someone else.

The grandad's TikTok account responded to the popular demand for a "series" and made more videos of Kenny interacting with Alexa.

He can also be found on his official Instagram account here.

Meanwhile, if you own an Amazon Alexa and it is not working properly, here are a few tips on how to reset it that might get the problem fixed.

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