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.

This Cute Elderly Couple's Interpretive Dance Will Melt Your Heart

Matt Cherette · 01/27/11 09:29PM

Here's a video from a cover band performance of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" at the Winstar Casino. But the true star isn't the singer—it's the elderly couple performing an interpretive dance to the song. Awwwwww!