On the 30th of December Jay Lavery shared with the world a side of himself that usually, he reserved for close friends, at first it was just his facebook friends that enjoyed the uplifting video but soon his “secret” was to come out!
The New York Farmer uploaded the video of him dancing to Sia’s song ‘Cheap Thrills’ while tending to his normal routine in the barn.
Lavery is a fun loving guy and this is normal behaviour he explained to the Huffington post. The only thing that was different this time was the crazy number of people who were eventually going to see it.
There has been a mind blowing response, but it didn’t all happen instantly Jay said. it has now been viewed a nearly 7 million time and shared over 100,000 times. Now that is what we call a viral video.
It’s not just Jays dance moves that have gained all the attention, the success of the video is also partly down to the story that goes with it.
He wrote that he enjoys, dancing, yoga and meditation which all make up his continued strategy to deal with an almost debilitating back injury he sustained nearly 15 years ago. This injury resulted in several surgeries and continual back pain. He said that he hoped the video would;
inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and I hope this puts a smile on your face for the New Year.”
I think it’s safe to say that the video is clearly accomplishing just that, it’s a message to us all that no matter what gets in our way we have to find a way to do our best and enjoy life in whichever way we can.
“We have the best community that you could ask for,” Lavery added. “I really lucked out.”
He told the Huffington post that “While he said he is thrilled that his video may have inspired the millions of people who have viewed it, he hopes viewers might also tune into the farm’s mission — to help bring about an American food system that is more sustainable once they learn more about the man behind the moves.”