A dancing man from the UK who was mocked in an online post over his weight, has now been embraced by the internet to the tune of more than $30,000 in donations.
The money will be used to throw the man the dance party of a lifetime.
After being laughed at and told he was too fat to be dancing, the man became the subject of a viral search, the brainstorm of a group of body-positive woman who decided he had been treated unfairly.
But now flash forward to today and dancing man has hundreds, perhaps thousands of women who will be throwing him an exclusive dance party in Los Angeles.
Things started when someone posted two pictures of the man on 4Chan with the caption, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.” That post was uploaded to Imgur by user FrozenBadger, who wrote “I find this behavior [expletive] despicable.” The poster urged the man to keep on dancing, and many who commented on the thread shared that positive outlook. The Imgur post led Twitter user Cassandra Rules to start searching for the man using the hashtag #FindDancingMan. She tweeted that “a huge group of ladies in LA” wanted to do something special for the man and later tweeted out an invitation to a dance party. h/t kdvr
A GoFundMe page was set up to help the man travel to LA for the dance party, and within a day more than $30,000 had been raised. The page creator said leftover funds would be donated to an anti-bullying campaign.