He dances around the stage, back spinning and moving his legs around to perfectly match the beats of a song.
B-boying is a dance form that includes intricate footwork with spinning and tumbling. It includes a lot of movement and flexibility. However, it doesn't mean that people with disabilities cannot perform this dance form within their abilities and this man is proving the same. In a video posted on Reddit by u/Rollo_Tomasi3000, a man who has one short leg, can be seen b-boying at a competition. He dances around the stage, back spinning and moving his legs around to perfectly match the beats of a song.
The 37-second video captures the energy and enthusiasm in the crowd, who cheer and encourage the dancer throughout his performance. It is a testament to the power of human resilience, talent and determination. The man's ability to adapt the dance form to his unique abilities showcases the inclusivity and potential for creative expression within b-boying. The viral video not only showcases the extraordinary skills of the b-boy with a disability but also sends a powerful message to viewers worldwide. It challenges preconceived notions of people with disabilities.
The video has about 38.6k upvotes on Reddit and many in the comments section were impressed by the man's dance skills. u/necessary-point-2911 commented, "This lad turned a disability into an upgrade! 1000% impressed and mad respect!" u/Koopicoolest expressed, "He's so good at that there are times where it seems like his leg is magically normal size and then shrinks again."
u/awc1985 shared, "What disability? Seems talented to me!" u/mehdzzz said, "He literally made it his own and now had a flavor that's not easily copied." u/chuck-odin603 commented, "He doesn't even have to do anything different from his normal walk to swagger, that's awesome."
People like this man are the ones who turn their weaknesses into their strengths and do well in life. They do not need sympathy but more acceptance and opportunities. Another person with a disability, who is a special Olympic athlete achieved his dreams of being accepted into a good college. In a video posted on Instagram by @sonorthamerica, a man who seems like a teacher tells him, "Steve, we got some information. I need you to read something for me, ok?" He responds, "Alright."
He shows him where to start reading. "Dear Steven Russell, welcome to Kennesaw, we are pleased to inform you that your application for admission for fall to 'The Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth' was recommended to the office of undergrad assignment," reads Steven. He continues, "that, you are admitted as a student to the academic, social, and career."
In the video, Steven can be seen bending down and feeling emotional. Meanwhile, people around him start clapping for him and shouting, "Way to go Stephen!" "Good job, buddy!"
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Many could resonate with Steven and how he felt at that moment. "I don’t know this young man and I’m crying! Keep going, you got this! May God protect you and give you the strength to achieve all your goals! Congratulations!," commented @yesthisis_sari. @joshua_romano_ wrote, "Steven told me he’d get in and I honestly didn’t believe him. Way to prove me wrong!!" @notstacyzmom_ expressed, "Yesssss Steven!!!! You better let them know!!! I don't even know you and I am so proud of you!