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Grandfather’s dance-off with granddaughter is making people smile worldwide

Dancing to the popular The Jackson 5 song, ABC, the pair from Nashville in Tennessee have now become social media stars.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 1, 2020 6:37:15 pm
coronavirus, coronavirus social distancing, grandfather kid dance social distancing, coronavirus lockdown old man kid dance off, viral news, good news, indian express Dancing to the popular The Jackson 5 song, ABC, the pair from Nashville, Tennessee has become social media stars.  (Sherrie Neely/ Facebook)

Social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus can be difficult since it’s also forcing people to stay away from their loved ones. But people overcoming it has also created some heartwarming moments like this video of a grandfather and granddaughter who had a dance-off while on opposite sides of the street.

Dancing to the popular The Jackson 5 song, ABC, the pair from Nashville in Tennessee have now become social media stars. Six-year-old Kira lives across the street from her grandparents but she couldn’t visit them as often as she’d would like due to the coronavirus. So the grandfather and granddaughter came up with the idea of a dance-off

Kira’s mother Sherrie Neely shared the video of her nearly 81-year-old father, Marvin, and wrote, “Kira loves her ‘Papa’ so much and they’ve now started daily “dance offs” since the virus is keeping them separated. My Dad is turning 81 years old next month and I’ve never seen him dance, but he’s really putting forth great effort and has some special moves!!!! 😄 I’m sure the workers think we’re crazy!!!”

Watch the video here:

Speaking to Today, the proud mother said the dancing has become a daily ritual since schools are shut. According to her, “each stands on their respective sides of their street while busting some moves to a playlist of Kira’s favorite songs”.

Dubbing their everyday ritual a blessing, she said it “helps to give us a sense of normalcy in such a crazy time”.

People on social media loved their video and lauded the grandparent for being a sport. Many said it brightened their day and urged the woman to post more dance-off videos.

The United States presently has the highest number of infected people with 189,633 diagnosed cases, and 4,081 deaths.

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