Law student’s impromptu airport dance video racks up 8.7 million views

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By Aishah Hussain on

Her cat also makes an appearance

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A law student has come up with a quirky way to pass time while waiting for a flight at the airport.

Katie Gould, a law student from Atlanta, Georgia, missed her flight from Hartsfield-Jackson airport to Milwaukee on Thursday. With four hours to spare until the next one, the self-described “Vine connoisseur” and traveller decided to film a dance montage (below) to pass time.

The video, which has gone mega-viral since being uploaded on Twitter, has been viewed a whopping 8.7 million times and garnered 358,000 likes and 57,000 retweets. Viewers see Gould bop along to American pop rock duo Hall & Oates’ hit 80s track You Make My Dreams in the two-minute clip which also sees the 23-year-old bust moves in various places around the airport terminal, including an information point, gate waiting area and even a moving walkway.

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Her cat Bowie, presumably named after another rock god, also makes an appearance in the video, which has been met with rave reviews online, including from the band itself. Hall & Oates wrote, “Impressive you can dance that long!” in response to the tribute, while actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who danced to the same song during a scene in the 2009 rom-com 500 Days of Summer, wrote “Endorsed :)” on the law student’s page.

Gould has been overwhelmed by the response. “I really wasn’t expecting this. I was just bored at the airport and thought I’d laugh at myself and dance a little bit,” she tweeted. “I’m so glad so many people laughed along with me. I’m overwhelmed. Thank you all ? plz dance, write, love and create more. Life is too short.”

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