September 25, 2021
A clip featuring a grandmother-granddaughter duo performing some epic dance moves to replicate a dance video from years ago has been making the rounds on social media.
Millions of netizens welled up with emotions after watching a heartwarming video of a granddaughter leading her grandma on a wild dance as they recreate their moves from decades back.
The viral footage, shared on TikTok, showed the pair dancing on the lawn in an attempt to recreate a dancing video from Allison Krause's childhood.
It commenced with a black-and-white clip showing a younger-looking Marie Frances O'Brien carrying her little granddaughter, Allison, as they danced in circles. The twosome looked excited as they performed the dance routine.
The video then cut to the pair doing the routine two decades later. This time, Allison, now a grown woman, took the lead, carrying her grandmother instead, creating a surprising twist.
Both women looked cheerful as they grooved to Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody," leaving an air of excitement around them. The caption on the post read: "When you used to carry your granddaughter to dance. But now, at 93, she carries you."
The video has garnered millions of views, along with likes and comments. Several netizens have reacted to the post, expressing how emotional they got after watching the video. One comment read: "I'm laughing, crying, and smiling. Absolutely beautiful,"
Another netizen declared that the grandmother-granddaughter pair won the internet over with their stunning performance, which deserved to be named "video of the day." A TikToker wrote:
"If there is a video that should be top of TikTok, this is it. My mom is 79 and not doing good, and this makes my whole heart smile."
Many more people tagged the video as one of the most beautiful things ever, while others remarked on how the amazing video left them missing their grandparents.
Some TikTokers looked forward to recreating similar videos with their own granddaughters sometime in the future. A user commented:
"Manifesting this to be me and my future granddaughter."
One TikToker described the clip as a definition of life, which encompasses love, laughter, dancing, nature, family, and strength.
O'Brien and her granddaughter began making TikTok dance videos a while ago as a means of cheering up Allison's mom, Colleen Krause, who was battling Lymphoma.
Speaking to interviewers, O'Brien admitted her granddaughter came up with the idea of making funny videos to make Colleen laugh. The two got to work, making a video of them dancing, among other things.
"This is very new to me because I never knew about TikTok. It's just fantastic. And if it can bring joy and laughter, and these silly videos can make people laugh. That's all I want."
The 93-year-old has since taken over the internet, spreading happiness with her dancing videos, earning a reputation as the dancing grandma.
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