A heartwarming video exhibits an 81-year-old care home resident have the time of his life dancing with a employees member.
Harry Stevenson, 81, was caught on digicam boogieing the afternoon away with care home worker Lynsey Connolly, 42, at Towell House Residential Home in Belfast final month.
In the footage, Lynsey will be seen attempting to persuade the pensioner to affix her as she bops alongside to Chubby Checker’s Let’s Twist Again throughout a daily music afternoon.
She succeeds in her mission and the lovely pair proceed to gentle up the room as they showcase their strikes to the entire care home.
The footage has been seen greater than 1.5 million occasions and has been shared 14,000 occasions on Facebook.
Harry, 81, a former salesman, mentioned he ‘doesn’t know the place he acquired the power from’ however loved doing the twist.
He mentioned: ‘One night I was just happy and wanted to dance. I don’t know the place I acquired the power from and I hope I’m not requested to bounce once more as I may not do it fairly as nicely.
‘Then again, I might do it even better!’
His dancing companion Lynsey has put the entire efficiency right down to him, saying Harry was ‘full of energy’.
She mentioned: ‘There are always people up and moving, especially if I’m working down there that day as I like to bounce.
‘But on that day it was actually Harry who got me up and moving – he’d been out and about and was full of power.’
Lynsey, who has been a care worker for the previous 20 years, mentioned she couldn’t think about doing anything as a result of of how rewarding her work is.
She mentioned: ‘It’s really easy to narrate to residents and so rewarding spending simply 5 minutes with them and making them really feel essential.’
Speaking concerning the distinction the music afternoons make to the residents, she added: ‘They enjoy the music and the memories that come with it – it brings back happy times. I’m certain many of them keep in mind doing The Twist, particularly Harry!’
Gillian Millar, Towell House’s supervisor, mentioned: ‘Like myself, the residents look their age but still feel 18, so it’s good to get them up and shifting. They all positively get so much from music and it’s simply beautiful to see.’
Harry added that he loved residing on the home saying: ‘The place is very well run and have no complaints. I enjoy the freedom of movement both around the grounds and being able to go outside the home.’