Old Man Throws Away His Canes And Dances, A Weary Internet Rejoices

Michelle Dean · 07/22/14 04:22PM

It does not take Claude Lévi-Strauss to explain why the above video of an elderly man — perhaps Peruvian, but "facts" about viral videos seem generally to be moving targets so don't quote me on that — is being shared by distant relatives of yours and mine all over Facebook. We are smack in the middle of a week where every other news story is about dead bodies and the condition thereof, and few Facebook walls have been left untarnished by a proxy war over the Middle East. Would that we could all just shut up and dance this week away.