This is why I freaking LOVE THE INTERNET SOMETIMES!!!!
For those of you who don’t know who Dancing Man is, here’s a little Hotpants recap :)
A month ago, a photo of the man above was posted to an online messageboard.
Here’s the screenshot of what was posted:
The shame and sadness in the man’s “after” pic brings tears to my eyes. And I hope it brings tears to yours too!
But don’t get too down just yet,
BECAUSE THIS STORY HAS AN AMAZING ENDING!
The picture above went viral after Cassandra Fairbanks, a writer atThe Free Thought Project in Los Angeles posted the below on Twitter in an attempt to track down the man in question.
HER POST WENT VIRAL AND SOON ALL HER FOLLOWERS WERE HELPING TRACK HIM DOWN TO THROW HIM A PARTY!!!!!
The hashtag #FindDancingMan went totally viral, and low and behold, he ended up being found IN JUST 12 HOURS!!!!
Seriously you guys, the hashtag was being used in every country and language imaginable.
THE POWER OF THE INTERNET BEING USED FOR GOOD IS BLOWING MY MIND!!!!!
BUT IT GETS BETTER!!!!!!
PHARRELL AND MOBY WANNA PLAY THIS DUDE’S PARTY.
I hope and pray that when this man dances at his party that he dances with wild abandon,
AND DANCES WITH ZERO FUCKS GIVEN!
I WANNA GO TO HIS PARTY SO BAD!!!!!
Just thinking about the amount of body positivity in one room is making my face melt.
The man’s name is Sean and he lives in London.
And apparently over $25,000 has been raised so far to fly him out to LA for a party.
And I hope that when he DOES get that party, that new pictures of him dancing with joy and love for his body go viral, to replace the ones of sadness, shame and bullying in existence.
Thank you Internet. You have restored my faith in humanity <3
What an amazing story!!! Thank you for sharing.
when i saw the picture of him being so ashamed because some really dumb people laughed at him i had tears in my eyes too! i never dance because i’m afraid of what people might think… but i myself would never think something mean or even laugh at somebody!! i hope his party will be wunderful!
greetings from germany
The internet is so fascinating lol http://www.dancingmanfound.com
This was awesome! Thank you for sharing. I mentor a bunch of high school kids and we just talked about the fear of dancing last week. I firmly believe that the only people who make fun of other people dancing, are the ones too scared to dance. And I won’t let someone else’s insecurity about themselves make me feel insecure. I have enough of my own crap to deal with. I hope the kids get that. And I hope the “dancing man” does too. You go, Sean! Dance on, people, dance on!
how can people be so mean? i feel really sad for this man having to feel ashamed of himself, when he should be having fun and people like this make fun and thinks it’s hilarious to inflict this kind of feelings in a human being. really? don’t they have any friends, relatives, people in their families that they love regardless of their weight??? wouldn’t they feel sad if someone did this to them?? I love what you do with this powerful message about self love and respect, maybe there are some stupid ignorant people in the world that might learn something about respect and gain some conscience about OTHER PEOPLE’S FEELINGS.
Thank you Dana for trying to change the world!