Watch This Father-Son Duo's Dance Videos and Just Try Not to Smile
We love these videos from a father and son who are using their serious dance moves to encourage other dads to bond with their kids.
Stanley Jr Freeland and his 4-year-old son Josiah are currently taking the Internet by storm thanks to the super-cool dance videos they've been posting on social media.
It all started back in October 2015, when Freeland posted this clip to Facebook:
Since that very first post, Freeland has gone on to share a whole bunch of awesome dance vids using the #fatherlikeson hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube that showcase him and his mini me getting their whip and Stanky Leg on.
"My son's the most precious thing to me," he captioned a November 2015 video that features the duo decked out in matching bathrobes. "He's changed me from being selfish to selfless."
Aww...so sweet! That's some serious #DadGoals right there. There's just something so heartwarming about seeing a dad so joyfully breaking it down with his son. Freeland says he decided to share the collabs—"Josiah has his moves, I have my moves, but we tend to work with each other on the moves we feel go just right with the beat," he told us—on social media as a way to encourage other fathers to build strong relationships with their children by doing activities together."
"Spending quality time with Josiah builds a relationship with him," Freehand explained to Parents.com. "Listening to music was something he loves to do while dancing. I love to dance, too, and we love to dance with each other."
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And their skills don't end there. The father-son recently stepped up to the mic in order to create a cool, modern version of "The ABC Song," and it's now available on both iTunes and Spotify.
"My inspiration for the ABC video was to let my son know that—no matter how much we dance and have fun—we can be educational as well," Freeland told us. "I know for a young child, learning is essential because their brains are like sponges. So I used an instrumental beat to say our ABCs as another way for my son to learn the alphabet."
What are you waiting for? Download it here.
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.