Dancing is a natural remedy that can cure most ailments. There’s virtually no cost to it and it can rid you of your stresses in no time.
It’s simply one of the best ways to release cooped up energy to get back to feeling like you’re on top of the world. Dancing turned out to be what also caught the attention of a News 12 New Jersey crew that began reporting on a group of trash collectors in Keansburg, NJ.
It may have looked like a normal day at the office, but the home surveillance footage caught the guys singing and dancing to “Cupid’s Shuffle” by Cupid.
The video has since gone viral amounting to hundreds of thousands of views.
“What happened with the dancing thing is, I was kind of going through something,” said William Watson, one of the members of the cleanup crew. “And I’m looking around, everybody’s moping and they’re sad…I started dancing. Then he started dancing, then he started dancing. We didn’t know we were being recorded.”
Watson, who had been employed with Roselle Disposal for 3 years, mentioned it was his co-worker, Rodrick Samuel, who had the idea of getting a boom box speaker large enough for these types of occasions.
“$120 for it. It’s worth it.” Samuel mentioned. “Music is the motivation for work. It gets you through your day. Especially rain. Cold weather…anything at all. I told them we gotta get a nice speaker. Let’s motivate ourselves some more.”
And the motivation they received! The crew could be seen joyously moving their bodies to the music and enjoying every last second of it.
It’s awesome when you get to enjoy your job as much as these guys.
People are already recognizing the crew members and waiving to them to show signs of encouragement.
“They are the best garbage man ever. Ever. Hands down. The best. And they boost up your spirits all day. Every day.” Said one neighbor.
Even the owner of Roselle Sanitation had great things to say about the crew, including that they’ve worked straight through lockdown without any breaks. They’ve even tackled the responsibility with full force after there was a 30% increase in the amount of trash people were disposing of.
The video shows the three men charismatically disposing of garbage as they break it down with their electrifying dance moves.
They move effortlessly as they toss garbage behind their truck while not missing a step to the rhythm. The entire video was posted by Kenneth Cook, who even mentioned that “These guys are the hype!”
While these uncanny moments bring us joy in the living room, it’s not always rainbows and sunshine with this line of work.
According to a report, there are roughly 90 work-related deaths out of 100,000 employees in the US per year. A sanitation worker ranks third highest amongst riskiest jobs with only fishing and lumber ranked higher.
If you’re not a city worker, then you probably have to get used to lifting heavy duty loads, which can amount to anywhere between 15 to 20,000 pounds of dirty trash per shift. Talk about a rough day at the office!
That’s why it’s important to focus on the good things and dance your woes away when you can. These guys get it. They just want to help and feel motivated while doing so.
Next time you see your friendly neighborhood garbagemen at work, make sure to give them a tune to boost their morale. Because in the end, we should all be vibing to some more Cupid Shuffle.
To see them dance out the workday, watch the video below.
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