Quarantine can't stop this 97-year-old WWII pilot from dancing to Justin Timberlake outside in socks
97-year-old veteran Chuck Franzke can't stop that feeling. We can't stop smiling!
A video has gone viral of 97-year-old World War II veteran Chuck Franzke stepping outside on his front porch to do a little quarantine dance to none other than Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling.
Franzke, more affectionately known as "Dancing Chuck," has been dancing for years. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal in 2017, he said, "Some music starts playing and I just start bouncing around. When the music stops, I go back and sit down. I'm just an average guy. I figure I've got a soft floor to land on and I just go where I go."
His video has inspired countless people to get out and move and praise for him poured in from across the world. But no tribute was more touching than the words from the one and only, Justin Timberlake.
Timberlake shared that he actually got really choked up watching it. "I've had so many different friends of mine that texted me about Chuck, and so Chuck.. he's a certified badass already because of his vet status, but 97? I hope I'm like that when I'm 57."
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Timberlake reacts to Doja Cat and WWII Veteran Chuck Franzk sharing videos dancing to his music.
Franzke was a Navy pilot in World War II and married his high school sweetheart. The couple was recently interviewed by WTVR about celebrating their 80th anniversary together. In that interview, wife Beverly said, "I would marry him all over again."
"Well I would ask you," Chuck replied.
"She's a good girl and a good woman," Chuck said.
Franzke served as a U.S. Navy pilot from 1943-1945, flying Avenger torpedo bombers off of the USS Saginaw Bay in the Pacific Theater.
Hey @johnkrasinski, many thanks for including #DancingChuck, one of the most positive people we know, in the latest #SGN. We love each and every episode, but that one is our favorite ;). Here he is in 1945... #Everydayisabonus #honorflight pic.twitter.com/htgh1hqnHR— Stars and Stripes Honor Flight (@SSHonorFlight) April 13, 2020
Keep dancing, Chuck. What a bright spot in quarantine!
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