Have you ever had an experience in which you're sitting down, with your headphones plugged in and maybe grabbing a bite, and then you start hearing loud music and see people running around? Instinctively, you're about to run, but then you discover it's a performance, one you may even enjoy.
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Well, that's what they call 'Flash Mobs', and it has become a trend since it first started in 2003. It is believed that the idea was coined by Bill Wasik, now an editor at New York Times Magazine.
Since then it has grown from a delightful social test to an everyday thing, popping up in university campuses, malls, busy streets, and anywhere a gathering can be found.
Shoppers in the Aventura Mall, Miami, thought the fun had come to an end when they saw two cops crashing a Flash Mob that was delivering a dance performance.
The next few seconds were very shocking. The whole exhilarating incident was recorded and uploaded by the Mall's police department on its Twitter page.
As they approached the center and tried dispersing the crowd, people noticed that the music was still playing, and more people had joined in.
It was hilarious as the officers started turning, twisting and showing off dance moves. It was then that onlookers realized that it was all part of the performance.
This went on for a few more seconds before the performance finally ended, and the men in uniform finished with a signature pose, backing one another with their hands crossed.
The crowd was fascinated as they burst into a loud ovation.
Lots of people were impressed by the gesture, and a myriads of compliments that followed confirmed this.
Lets keep that mood for the whole year— Michael Brigante (@MichaelBrigant4) December 25, 2018
I love this and retweeted. Thank you to all of our heroes and happy holidays to you and your families. Stay safe out there.— Amy Cox (@AmyCox93075726) December 24, 2018
This is good. ❤️— Gory (@Gory82283406) December 23, 2018
You guys are awesome. I was away for Christmas and saw this show up on my recorded national news. I thought " OH no, another bad cop story". And then this. I almost cried. My hats off to your officers for this great display of humanity and fun. What a wonderful Christmas tribute— Curt Hoffman (@kelsonhoff) December 25, 2018
Very nice moves considering how heavy their battle gear belts are.— Peggy Bryant Pettit (@peggypoo3) December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas & Thank you for your service 🎄
How amazing! It's good to know that our cops also have some ordinary talents beyond saving lives, because those moves were slick!.
What an excellent way to get in the holiday spirit!