Touching Moment Little Girl Dances With Her Grandfather While They Socially Distance

A touching video is going viral this week showing a little girl dancing with her beloved grandfather in Nashville, Tennessee while the two practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kira Neely is a 6 year-old girl who shares a close bond with her grandpa Marvin, which has made social distancing very hard for her, according to her mother Sherrie.

“It’s been a really special relationship because otherwise it would just be the two of us. Having mom and dad next door, it’s been such a wonderful thing for Kira because our family is larger,” Sherrie explained, according to MSN.

Though Kira can’t get physically close to her grandfather because of social distancing guidelines, she has managed to come up unique ways to spend time with him during the COVID-19 outbreak. She has done things like kick a ball back and forth across the yard to him, and draw pictures that she then hangs in her window to show him.

A few days ago, Kira decided to have a dance-off with her grandpa in the street that separates their two homes. Sherrie posted video of the dance-off to her Facebook page, where it quickly went viral.

“Kira loves her ‘Papa’ so much and they’ve now started daily ‘dance offs’ since the virus is keeping them separated,” Sherrie wrote alongside the video. “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!!!”

The video shows Marvin and Kira dancing away to “ABC” by the Jackson Five, and it’s clear that the pair are having a blast!

“She was very much up for the challenge and had her game face on and my dad of course immediately embraced it,” Sherrie said, adding that her dad would do anything for Kira.

“Dancing had not been one of those things but I was surprised at how good he was,” she said.

It may be hard to find things to smile about right now, but it’s important to remember that we are all in this together. Let’s all try to be a little more like Kira and Marvin, and figure out ways to have fun with the people who mean the most to us in our lives, even if we can’t physically be close to them right now.


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