How did I miss THIS?? I’m still laughing and sobbing. This is a kick-in-the-pants, side-splitting thing of joy.
In their boredom, they donned their “party pants” and filmed a short video of themselves dancing in the kitchen to “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne. There’s no formal choreography. But lip syncing, slow motion, air drums, and piano and trumpet – as well as floor slides a la Tom Cruise’s “Risky Business” dance – all abound. At one point, jazz hands beckon Ali’s mother into the frame for her cameo.
Within 72 hours of Ali’s March 21 Facebook post, the video went viral, racking up nearly 5 million views and more than 183,000 shares.
…The father and daughter admit their lives, just like millions around the world, have been rapidly changing.
Ali, youth ministry director at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Carrollton, has been observing self-isolation and social distancing for more than a week. Since her parish suspended all in-person ministry in mid-March, Ali has been hosting online hand-lettering workshops through her project “The Oodles of Doodles” on social media for those staying at home who are looking to pick up a new skill.
The isolation has helped her to take stock of what she truly needs, as well as check on her community of friends and family in a time of social distancing.
The time has “definitely put an emphasis on sacrifice,” Ali said. “It really put into perspective. … ‘Do I really trust in Jesus?’”