If you’ve ever seen the ABC-TV show "Shark Tank," then you’ve probably seen some dumb inventions.

This invention falls in that category.

Someone decided that seeing a loved one via webcam or speaking on the phone just wasn’t good enough. They needed to squeeze a plastic object at the same time.

The resulting product, the Frebble, is getting hammered across social media and its inventor, Frederic Petrignani, can’t figure out why.

Perhaps if it gets funded, Hot Wings and Eric Zane can pick up a set so they can stay connected after "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."