Because it's not quite Hump Day ("HUUUUUUMP DAY!!!" - GEICO camel) and you could use a smile. And this video—of a kid dancing his way across China for 100 days—will make you smile.
Meet Jake Gaba, a student at Dartmouth College. When he went to China to study abroad for three months, he wanted a special way to remember his trip. "I knew I wanted to capture my experiences in a very special way," he says.
"I also knew that just taking photos of my travels wasn't enough," he explains. "I had to dance."
And dance he did.
"I danced and filmed all over, including: Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'An, Lhasa (Tibet), Yangshuo, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai, Feng Huang, and Hong Kong. In some locations I had 100+ people gathered around my camera taking pictures and videos on their phones."
Always to the same song (Bruno Mars' "Treasure") and always in the same outfit (we hope he washed it a few times along the way). The dancing is a lot of arms and a lot of tongue (just like Miley :-P) and at least one "Gangnam Style" giddyup.
"I want to say a big thanks to all of the Chinese people I danced with. You all were great sports. Also thank you to all my schoolmates who put up with me stopping every 30 minutes to shoot another segment."
Jake has been compared to Matt Harding, who's corned the market on dancing-around-the-world viral videos. Not for nothing, but Harding has some competition now. If only for this dance move:
That's our favorite dance move. But this—this!—is our favorite part of the video.
Hello, surprise cameo by a hungry little panda bear! Welcome to the party!