A Farmer's Dance Video In His Barn Inspires Millions Along With The Message It Sends Out
October 15, 2018 15:24 By Mambee
Everyone has got their demons and struggles, and we deal with them in our own different ways. Some manage better than others. Jay Levery is one of those people with lifelong battles and the way he chose to deal with them has been an inspiration to many others.
"... I had a traumatic back injury that caused me to have several back surgeries including a discectomy and spinal fusion and never ending back pain. Dancing along with Yoga and medication are my only alternatives to pain medication. So I hope this can inspire anyone in spite of pain..."
Those were the words that accompanied Jay's dancing video, which has gone viral with over 12 million views since it was uploaded. And the reason for its success is not only in the hilarious and heart melting dance steps, but also the message and motive behind them.
Jay, while recounting the event to Huffington Post, said he has always been a very funny guy, always ready to try out new things: 'crazy', as some peopel would say, but never on such a big platform. When he saw how much attention his video gained, he was amazed.
The video starts with Jay sweeping across the barn before jumping into his moves, and showing us some amazing dance steps. As the music starts, Jay can be seen taking off his green jacket before dancing along to Sia's hit song, Cheap Thrills.
From his caption, which accompanied the viral video, it can be concluded that Jay was going through a lot of pain, having had to undergo several surgeries, and this amazing man decided to make music and dance his medicine, instead of completely depending on pain medication. In addition, he made it possible for millions to break into a smile or two.
It was astonishing: He was just having a good time, dancing to numb his pain, but the whole world saw something special in this video and his quest to inspire a few ended up reaching millions.
Jay went further ahead to add a few things when speaking to the Huffington Post. He was glad the video put smiles on the faces of millions, and they got his message, but he also wanted them to know about 'his farm', where the incident occurred. Jay might be a joker, but he is also very passionate about his work and contributing the system.
While he is thrilled the video has inspired millions of people who have viewed it, he hopes the viewers also tune into the farm's mission, to help bring out an American food system that is more sustainable once they learn more about the man behind the moves.
Jay as proved that, regardless of the situation you are in, happiness is truly a choice.