Adorable footage of OAPs taking part in a ‘silent disco’ at a care home has gone viral – after getting millions of views on TikTok( a service that hosts short videos and is owned by ByteDance. Videos uploaded by users are hosted there and they might last anywhere from three seconds to ten minutes).
The hard-partying residents of Goodson Lodge in Trowbridge, Wilts., raked in over 4.5m views in just 72 hours after the footage was posted on the social media site.
The youthful users of the platform also shared their delight at the impressive set-up.
“If my retirement home isn’t like this, I don’t want it,” said one of the youthful users of the platform.
The home, run by not-for-profit provider The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), organized the event as part of their “Beat the January Blues” activities.
Residents were each given a set of headphones where they could hear the tunes during the disco. And after they had their IDs ‘checked’ at the door by the ‘bouncer’, events manager Alex Damon, they were whisked onto the dance floor. With headphones on, silent discos provide a variety of music selections for an amazing experience for all attendees.
Several of the residents were wheelchair-bound, but this didn’t stop them from taking hold of glow sticks and jiving away to the thumping baselines.
“It was rather exciting to be part of the silent disco and to enjoy a new experience,” said Resident Judy Farr, who featured in the video.
“I like to do new things and try new experiences, and I liked trying different music. I would do it again – there was a great playlist for everyone to enjoy!” she added.
TikTok users showered the pensioners with praise after seeing the video.
One wrote: “This seems like the most wonderful nursing home everyone seems so lovely and caring it makes me so extremely happy and emotional.
Another added: “Hope the care home I go into will have a mosh pit! But seriously this is amazing!
A further commenter agreed, saying: “If I’m not being spun around in my chair at 90 to DnB [Drum and Base] then I don’t want life.”
While another user simply penned: “See you here in 30 years.”
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