A man who was humiliated on the Internet for dancing just got the best revenge ever: a super-sized dance party celebrating his sweet moves!
When pictures of Sean O'Brien (aka Dancing Man) initially appeared on the site 4chan back in February, the commenter mocked the Brit for "trying to dance," adding, "He stopped when he saw us laughing."
Anyone know this man or who posted this? There's a huge group of ladies in LA who would like to do something special pic.twitter.com/DGbu3AXOrB— Cassandra (@CassandraRules) March 5, 2015
Anyone know this man or who posted this? There's a huge group of ladies in LA who would like to do something special pic.twitter.com/DGbu3AXOrB
But thanks to a social campaign started by Twitter user Cassandra Fairbanks, O'Brien was located and began receiving thousands of supportive messages.
Fairbanks had promised to throw him a VIP dance party with nearly 2,000 women, and the big event finally took place on May 23 in LA.
@Dancingmanfound @Dom_OBrien06 @CassandraRules that L.A. life tho #dancingman #dancefree pic.twitter.com/67Ot3jYZBY— Mile High Joe (@MileHighJoe1) May 24, 2015
@Dancingmanfound @Dom_OBrien06 @CassandraRules that L.A. life tho #dancingman #dancefree pic.twitter.com/67Ot3jYZBY
"I’m just lucky and blessed to be here," O'Brien said at the event, which included celebrity guest Moby and a special shout-out from Pharrell.
Have fun tonight @dancingmanfound @CassandraRules. The whole world is dancing with you #DancingMan #DANCEFREE— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) May 24, 2015
Have fun tonight @dancingmanfound @CassandraRules. The whole world is dancing with you #DancingMan #DANCEFREE
The 46-year-old later told the Daily Mail, "I will wake up in the morning and think, 'Did that really happen?'"
Overall, more than $40,000 was raised to fly O'Brien to the U.S. and host the party. The rest of the funds were donated to the anti-bullying organization The Cybersmile Foundation.
And it begins!! @Dancinmanfound @HOPELEIGHMUSIC #DANCEFREE #iamdancingman pic.twitter.com/Bx4lRWcm3r— Tatyana Ali (@TatyanaAli) May 24, 2015
And it begins!! @Dancinmanfound @HOPELEIGHMUSIC #DANCEFREE #iamdancingman pic.twitter.com/Bx4lRWcm3r
But the bash, though epic, wasn't the only life-changing experience on O'Brien's itinerary! Not only did he get to dance alongside Meghan Trainor on the Today Show, but he also threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game on Sunday!
Adorable! @Meghan_Trainor breaking it down with #DancingMan! #MeghanTODAY pic.twitter.com/C8xxFv1RG1— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 22, 2015
Adorable! @Meghan_Trainor breaking it down with #DancingMan! #MeghanTODAY pic.twitter.com/C8xxFv1RG1
(Photo Credit: Stadium Bond)
We'd love to see his bullies and their reactions right about now...
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