Turn Down for Dancing Grandparents

Ahh Thanksgiving week...time to pack up the car and head over the river and through the woods to grandma's house. Get ready for so much family bonding. ('Tis the season, amirite?)

Sometimes, all that togetherness can get a little...tense. Mom's stressed about lumpy gravy or that darn pop-up timer on the turkey that just won't pop, Big Brother's making you do all the table-setting work and Uncle is yelling at the football game on the TV. You know, the usual stuff. That's when it comes in handy to have a relative who knows how to diffuse any situation. Cue dancing grandpa!

He is my spirit animal.

I dare you not to smile when grandpa starts getting down. This Thanksgiving, we would like to say thank you to goofy grandparents everywhere. You've lived enough life not to take things too seriously, and to know that sometimes, you just need to dance it out. Without further ado, we present a glorious supercut of seniors dancing to Lil Jon and DJ Snake's "Turn Down for What"—because grandparents don't turn down for anything.

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