This Dad's Dance Moves Will Put Yours To Shame
The father-duo made a dance challenge video that went viral. See how they're using the new attention they're getting to make a difference.
As families all over the world enter what seems to be the millionth day of widespread social distancing, the cabin fever is becoming harder to shake (at least that's the case in my house!).
One family in Denver, CO is using their extended time together to bring smiles to others who are cooped up during the crisis.
Chris Starkey and his 13-year-old daughter Brooklyn have been posting videos of their weekly "quarantine dance challenges" every Monday to Facebook.
Chris Starkey and his daughter have been posting a new #QuarantineMonday video every week to show off their moves. Chris Starkey/Facebook
The first video was posted on March 23rd and features Brooklyn and her 50-year-old dad busting their best moves as Chris' other daughter blares Flo-Rida's "Low" from a Bluetooth speaker in the background.
"It's a quarantine Monday PLEASE VOTE," Chris wrote in the Facebook post. "My daughter challenged me to a dance off and said I don't have it anymore. See that closet in the back she is still crying in it!!! VOTE VOTE!!!"
The video quickly went viral and has been shared over 530,000 times since it was posted. Chris' page was flooded with comments from viewers debating who won the challenge (surprisingly, dad had the most votes!). The post even got a "like" from the Latin queen of dance herself, Jennifer Lopez!
The father-daughter duo are hoping others will be inspired to have their own dance challenges after seeing the videos, but they're also using their newfound internet fame for another reason.
The Starkeys have been delivering care packages with groceries and other essential items to people in need in his area since the virus started spreading, and now he's roping in his new *thousands* of Facebook followers to join his cause.
Chris Starkey and his family are using their downtime to help others in their community. Chris Starkey/Facebook
Chris recently put out a request for iPad donations to give to ICUs at local hospitals so that quarantined patients are able to keep in touch with their loved ones. So far, Starkey has collected over 20 iPads for those recovering from Covid-19.
Aside from making viral dance videos and doing good deeds in their community, the Starkey family says they're just trying to spread good vibes during the crisis.
"We're a firm believer in our family that negativity creates sickness, and we're trying to stay as healthy as possible as a family and find as many ways as possible to create positivity in our home," Starkey told Fox News. "We just want to create some fun, and we hope that everyone watching has some fun as home as well so we can all stay health and get through this together."