So, there's this stereotype of Canadians as, like, genuinely nice people.
As cold-hearted New Yorkers, we always thought that was a myth.
Well, we thought wrong. And here's the proof.
Last December*, Canada's WestJet airlines put together a special holiday surprise for passengers waiting to board a red-eye flight from Calgary to Toronto.
The grumpy, tired, generally-annoyed-at-being-in-an-airport crowd was treated to a full-on holiday flash mob, featuring dancing elves and snowmen and a visit from Santa. Oh, and then they all got a bunch of presents, including iPods.
WestJet captured the whole thing on video, and it is sweet and funny and all-around awesome. Happy holidays, everyone!
*Yes, this is a year old. No, we are not apologizing. You're not sad you watched it, are you? And for the record, WestJet did something equally amazing but far less dance-y this year.
On Saturday morning, Russell Horning—aka 15-year-old Instagram king @i_got_barzz—was already kind of famous. His admittedly bad but weirdly mesmerizing dance videos had earned him shoutouts from the likes of Rihanna (and dance tributes from the likes of Josh Killacky).
But by Sunday morning? By Sunday morning, Russell Got Barzz had reached an entirely different level of memedom. Because Katy Perry tapped the teen—signature backpack and all—to perform "Swish Swish" with her on "Saturday Night Live." And the internet lost its darn mind.
If, like me, you've ever wondered (and wondered) how that stunning opening scene in La La Land came together, do we have a treat for you.
Fashion looks better in motion—that's why runways exist. But when does fashion look REALLY amazing? In dancey motion. And exhibit #69372 in the case for the inescapable connection between dance and fashion is this new video from Harper's Bazaar, featuring our favorite dancer/model/rock star, Larsen Thompson.
But when you're the only male ballet student at your studio, fighting dumb stereotypes about ballet being for girls, it's easy to feel alone. That's what makes this video featuring Gabriel Romero, an 11-year-old ballet student at Philadelphia Dance Center, especially meaningful.