April 12, 2020
World War II veteran Chuck Franzke can be seen dancing to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" in a viral video. Many people were pleased with him, including Timberlake himself.
The Instagram account, Good News Movement, took to Instagram recently to share an adorable clip of the 97-year-old former navy pilot dancing to Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" while social distancing in Wisconsin.
In the video, Franzke can be seen emerging in the doorway of his home as Timberlake's song is playing. Prior to making his way onto the front porch, he keeps on swaying left and right.
Franzke then taps his feet back and forth while rolling his arms in the air. He later shuffles his arms on his sides while proceeding to show off incredible footwork.
Franzke's video, which amassed nearly 700,000 views as of this writing, has captured the internet's heart, including Timberlake himself. Adding praise hands, fire, and 100 emoji, the acclaimed pop star commented:
"This just made my day."
As reported by PEOPLE, this is not the first time that Franzke made headlines after going viral for his dance video. In 2017, he also won the hearts of many people after being captured while dancing to a Christmas music.
Before breaking out in choreography to "Jingle Bells," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "I don't know, I just get up there and some music just starts playing and I just start bouncing around. When the music stops, I go back and sit down."
Franzke is not the only old man who rose to fame because of his dancing talent.
In a 2018 interview with CBS 58, his wife Beverly discussed her husband's love of dancing, saying he always was a good dancer.
Beverly and Franzke have been married for over 80 years. According to the couple, they often dance together.
"We were big band fans," Franzke told CBS 58. "I used to jitterbug when I was young. I can't jitterbug today. My balance isn't good. But I just like music and I like her too."
Franzke is not the only old man who rose to fame because of his dancing talent. In 2014, an unnamed elderly man rocked back and forth to Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock," as shown in the video shared by Peruvian Facebook user Edgard Eleuterio Daza.
In the clip, the man can be seen throwing away his crutches and get down to boogie. He definitely caught the attention of the ladies on the dance floor.