Feel good! Video of motorists dancing in the train during a traffic jam goes viral!
A feelgood video showing a group of motorists dancing in the rain after getting stuck in a traffic jam has gone viral – racking up more than 170,000 views in just a week.
The uplifting footage shows two trucks completely blocking both lanes on a mountain pass in South Africa.
Several vehicles can be seen at a complete standstill but rather than get irate about the situation, a group of four people use the opportunity to quite literally dance in the rain.
They perform a dance called the Sokkie, which is a couples dance popular with Afrikaans people, in the middle of the road.
Sean Badenhorst, shot the footage on his iPhone after getting caught in the jam on the R74 at Oliviershoek Pass on January 4.
The 46-year-old from Randburg, South Africa posted the video on his Facebook page that day and has since racked up more than 170,000 views.
Sean, a business owner, was travelling with his wife Joanne, his 11-year-old son Cade and his son’s friend Sam, at the time.
They were on their way on holiday to the Northern Drakensberg when they came across the extraordinary scene.
He said: “We were near the end of the descent of a long mountain pass and came across this blockage.
“Two trucks on their way up the pass had somehow blocked both lanes. We think the one had stalled and, while trying to pass it, the other one stalled.
“There were three vehicles ahead of us that had already been stopped for a few minutes.
“It was evident there was no way around the trucks so four youngsters in their late teens or early twenties from one of the vehicles started doing a Sokkie – a couples dance very popular among Afrikaans people.
“It was raining so I quickly grabbed my iPhone to capture the moment on video. We just loved their positive reaction to what most would consider a negative situation.
“That evening I loaded the clip to my Facebook page. By the next day it had been shared a few thousand times. I was amazed and pleased about this and realised it was such a refreshing video clip.
“Of course I’m happy for it to be shared as it’s such a feelgood clip.
“I knew the video told an unusual, positive story and wanted my Facebook friends to see it.
“I love the positive story the video conveys. Everyone can relate to being stuck in traffic and everyone probably wants to dance in the rain but few actually do.”