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Airport worker goes viral over wicked dance moves on the tarmac

We all know it (although many will deny it in front of their bosses), work can sometimes feel as dull as dishwater, uninspiring as a white wall and repetitive as a drinking bird toy.

We all know it (although many will deny it in front of their bosses), work can sometimes feel as dull as dishwater, uninspiring as a white wall and repetitive as a drinking bird toy.

But the next time you’re feeling a little weighed down by the daily grind you may want to take a little advise from an ever-so enthusiastic and talented airport worker who’s currently going viral (and giving us life).

Kyran Ashford, a JetStream Ground Services servicing Southwest Airlines at Greater Rochester International Airport in the US, is making headlines for surprising guests on a recent flight when he turned his everyday Aircraft Marshall duties into a fun, yet safe welcome dance.

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For a little more than 40 seconds, Ashford was captured using his self-illuminating wands as disco lights (of course waving them in the direction needed to guide the aircraft), skipping, whining (like the dancehall move, not the alcohol) and marching.

The video has since been shared across multiple social media sites, received thousands of views and tonnes of comments from flyers appreciating his “enthusiasm and positive attitude”.

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Ashford told NY-based publication, Democrat & Chronicle, that he’s “mind-blown” by the reaction because it’s just him being his usual self.

“Everything I’ve been doing, that’s all a part of who I am.”

Kyran Ashford, Wicked Dance & Aircraft Marshall

“My mother raised me to be the type of man to walk around with great character, and that people should never be ashamed of who they are.”

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He continued, saying he likes bringing “30 seconds of positive vibes” to those flying in and out because “you don’t know why these people are flying out… they could be going to a funeral”.

Check out his incredible performance below:

This isn’t the first time Southwest Airlines has gone viral for musical reasons, earlier this month a video of the airline’s ground crew at Nola Southwest Airport in New Orleans made headlines for transforming the gate into a karaoke session. Click here to check it out.

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Have you ever encountered an airport employee as enthusiastic as Ashford?