One day at a park in China, strangers were given quite the spectacular show by a woman dancing with her grandpa. It’s not just a slow dance or a few easy steps either – it’s a highly energized routine that surely stopped passersby in their tracks.
Luckily, someone pulled out their phone and recorded the scene that’s now gone viral. Get ready to be amazed by this talented dancing duo.
Who doesn’t love a good free street performance? If you go to certain populated areas you’re more likely to be treated to one (just don’t be afraid to tip).
The woman in the video below is referred to as “Shanghai Girl” by the uploader, who points out that her dance partner is her grandad. However, once you see how smooth his moves are, you might feel your jaw drop.
With a funky Chinese song in the background, the pair engage in some fancy footwork in the middle of a group of onlookers. It’s a modern and synchronized routine that’s one you don’t see every day.
As a pair, they’re absolutely mesmerizing to watch (even their outfits are cool). But let’s focus for a moment on the grandpa who almost steals the show.
There are many elderly folks who try and live by the saying that “age is just a number” and keep doing what they love. The internet is full of dancing seniors that prove to the world that they’ve still got it – and this grandpa is certainly one of them.
One of the greatest parts of this video is that the dancers’ close relationship shines through. To execute the routine so flawlessly shows they must have spent a lot of practice time together. How awesome is that?
In the Chinese culture, family is high-priority and having close bonds between generations is common. On the site China Culture Corner they say:
“Family has long been a key component within Chinese society, and many aspects of Chinese life can be tied to honoring one’s parents or ancestors … Due to this focus on the family, it was common for the Chinese, even when fully grown with children of their own, to not only remain in or close to their hometown, but also have many, if not all, living generations of a family living under the same roof.”
People online have fallen in love with this video, which has been viewed more than 1.7 million times on YouTube alone.
Many offered praise to the dancers in the comments section, even admitting that they’ve watched their performance over and over. One person pointed out how fortunate the woman was to have her grandfather in such fantastic shape. They wrote:
“By the time I was that age my grandpa couldn’t dance anymore. She’s a very lucky girl to have her Grandpa be so healthy and be able to do stuff with him like this.”
Another commenter could relate to the special bond that forms with a grandchild.
“This is absolutely beautiful, I also have granddaughters and cherish every moment with them. This is something that she can share with her kids one day. Good job grandpa! Love those moves.”
If you’re in need of your spirits lifted this dance performance might be what does the trick. It’s fun, upbeat, and most of all quite impressive! Enjoy it for yourself below.
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