Social distancing (maintaining a distance of 3 feet) has proved to be one of the most effective ways to stop the coronavirus from spreading. But this hasn’t stopped this grandpa from having all the fun with his grand-daughter.
Sherrie Neely from Nashville, Tennessee shared a video online in which her 6-year-old daughter Kira and her 80-year-old father Marvin Neely were seen enjoying a dance face-off. They can be seen shaking a leg while standing across the street, adhering to the social distancing protocols.
As reported by NDTV, Sherrie’s parents moved across the street from them years ago and since then Kira has been very close to her grandparents. They typically used to cross the street to meet each other multiple times throughout the day, but the virus has kept them apart.
Hence, the grandpa-granddaughter duo decided to make up for it and started challenging each other in a dance face-off from across the street. In the video, the duo can be seen taking turns and grooving to Jackson 5’s ‘ABC’.
I haven't posted on fb in forever…but I love this video so much! This is the street that separates my house from my parent's house, and is typically crossed multiple times throughout the day. Kira loves her "Papa" so much and they've now started daily "dance offs" since the virus is keeping them separated. My Dad is turning 81 years old next month and I've never seen him dance, but he's really putting forth great effort and has some special moves!!!! 😄 I'm sure the workers think we're crazy!!!
Posted by Sherrie Neely on Saturday, March 28, 2020
In her post, Sherrie wrote:
“I haven’t posted on FB in forever…but I love this video so much! This is the street that separates my house from my parent’s house and is typically crossed multiple times throughout the day. Kira loves her “Papa” so much and they’ve now started daily “dance-offs” since the virus is keeping them separated. My Dad is turning 81 years old next month and I’ve never seen him dance, but he’s really putting forth great effort and has some special moves!!!! ? I’m sure the workers think we’re crazy!!!”
“All the changes with the virus and social distancing have just made me even more thankful and grateful to have them near,” Neely reportedly said of her parents.
“The fact that we can still get outside and have fun from a distance means everything to us, and helps to give us a sense of normalcy in such a crazy time. I’m so thankful Kira will always have these memories of her time with her Papa,” she added.
The cute video went viral in a jiffy and people online loved their chemistry.
Not just this, the duo also plays with a soccer ball from across the street with each other and Kira makes chalk drawings in her driveway for her grandparents to see from a distance. Well, this is indeed an interesting way to have a gala time with your family while sticking to the social distancing guidelines.