In a world full of reality TV stars and Kardashians, it’s nice to know that people over the age of 60 can also inspire people around the world.
A 93-year-old woman has become an unlikely star after video footage of her bursting into laughter following a dance routine has gone viral. In fact, since being uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday, more than 8.2 million people have watched the grandmother in action.
A lady named Joana Zanin shared the footage of the old woman getting a workout at a gym in South Dakota in the United States. Her mother, who works at the gym, regularly helps the unnamed older lady with her exercises.
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“My mom trains this 93-year-old and it’s the cutest thing ever,” Joana explained when she first uploaded the clip. “Her laugh and smile makes her young.”
In the video, Joana’s mother, Elizabeth, encourages the grandma to do a series of different actions from the comfort of her wheel chair. While a lot of people take themselves seriously at the gym, the lady appears to be having the time of her life.
She literally can’t wipe the smile off her face and bursts into fits of laughter as she dances to ‘Ni Tu Ni Nadie’ by Moenia. The lady is asked to do a variety of tasks including marching, waving her arms around, moving her legs, as well as some sexy shimmying.
People were quick to flood Joana’s Twitter feed with messages, letting her know that the grandma was their new hero. One person wrote: “This made my heart so full”. Another comment read: “A 93-year-old doing more exercise than me but also, this is the best thing I’ve ever seen”. A third person added: “Her laugh reminds me of Tickle Me Elmo and I cannot stop laughing at her laughing at herself”.
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Other people suggested that they would teach their own grandparents to exercise by doing this, while others vowed to get healthier because of the woman in the video.
What do you think? Do you like to exercise? What’s your favourite way to stay active?
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