I have recently heard the following conversation:
Alice: Es gab keine Milch mehr, also musste ich meine Cornflakes mit Wasser machen
Bob: Och du armes Tuk-Tuk
Everybody seemed to understand the meaning of Bob's reply. But what is the origin of this phrase? It sounds very random to me. Is it a quote of sorts? A quick google search was inconclusive.
I am also curious to know if this is a regional phrase or widespread among german speaking communities.
When I heard it the phrase was used among a group of young adults. I interpreted it as a form of calling somebody childish in a kind of lighthearted way. This happened in NRW.