Dad's dance to celebrate son's release from hospital went viral in 2018 & still melts hearts

Edduin Carvajal
Nov 30, 2018
09:51 A.M.

Kenny Thomas became an Internet sensation after he uploaded a video celebrating that his baby son, Kristian, endured his first round of chemo treatment.


In the clip, the proud father appears dancing his heart out to Ciara’s “Level Up” song, being part of the “Level Up Challenge” that took the Internet by storm in 2018. Kristian, sitting in a hospital bed, curiously looked at his father and clapped along.

When Kenny started moving faster, the boy’s enthusiasm also increased as he waved his arms and smiled, clearly enjoying his father’s performance.


In the caption, Kenny wrote, “When you wake up to your sons number LEVELS UP!! And we get to go home for a few days as he is killing CANCER!!” followed by the hashtags “God’s Plan” and “Fight Leukemia.”



As soon as Kenny uploaded that clip, several people took to the comment section to share their thoughts. Most of them sent their blessings, while others pointed out that the video made their heart smile.


"Music is therapeutic for him and he's always calm when music is on and when someone is dancing. He's always in the studio with me and is always seeing me dance. He is a bundle of joy and ball of fire who is truly inspiring," said Kenny, who is a choreographer.


By the time the proud father uploaded that clip, Kristian had spent 32 days at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Kenny’s post was so popular that even Ciara shared it on her Instagram page.

When Kenny started moving faster, the boy’s enthusiasm also increased as he waved his arms and smiled, clearly enjoying his father’s performance



Kenny is not the only father who went viral over a dance routine. John Lawless, a father-of-two from Long Island, went to a Janet Jackson concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on November 15, 2018.

Before Janet hit the stage, Jackson 5’s hit song “I Want You Back” started playing, and John couldn’t control his body. He started dancing in the most passionate way and, for the sake of the internet, an onlooker caught the performance on camera.

John later admitted that his wife and daughter don’t like to “let him loose,” but things were completely different that day because his son, Kevin, sitting a couple of steps away from him, considered it was “spectacular.”

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