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Video of WWII vet dancing on porch while social distancing brings joy during crisis

Video of WWII vet dancing on porch while social distancing brings joy during crisis
Posted at 9:16 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 14:34:57-04

WAUKESHA, Wis. – A World War II veteran is bringing smiles to people in a time when they desperately need it.

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t stopping 97-year-old Chuck from busting a move outside his home in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

A video of the former U.S. Navy pilot dancing to Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” while social distancing has gone viral.

The adorable video starts with Chuck in his doorway, putting his hand to his ear to hear the song playing and then slowly making his way to his porch, where he shows he still has “that good soul” in his feet. The video ends with the veteran saluting the American flag waving in front of him.

The sweet moment is warming hearts around the world, even Timberlake himself. The singer and former NSYNC member commented “This just made my day” under the video posted by @GoodNews_Movement.

Turns out, this isn’t the first time Chuck’s dance moves have garnered attention online. In 2018, he also boogied to Frank Sinatra rendition to "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" and in 2017, he danced to “Jingle Bells,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

In addition to dancing, Franzke is involved Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, which “honors veterans with a life-changing trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials and experience a day of honor and thanks.”