Sitting on the tarmac in a plane waiting for departure can be perhaps a little boring. But thanks to Kyran Ashford, the passengers onboard Southwest Airlines exiting Greater Rochester International Airport in New York, got to experience some joy in the form of Ashford’s cool dance moves on the tarmac.
Ashford who works for JetStream Ground Services servicing Southwest Airlines at Greater Rochester International Airport in the US, was captured dancing on the tarmac by Nashville based Country singer Terry McBride. The video was posted by McBride on Facebook.
Ashford acts as a gate attendant for the airline, scanning boarding passes, as well as a ramp agent where he directs airplanes in and out of gates. And also adds some much-needed life to these tasks.
He says he is shocked by the reaction. “I’m mind-blown out of this whole thing,” he told the Democrat and Chronicle.
“Everything I’ve been doing, that’s all a part of who I am,” he said. “My mother raised me to be the type of man to walk around with great character, and that people should never be ashamed of who they are.”
He also said he tries to give at least one passenger “30 seconds of positive vibes” before they get on the plane.
“You don’t know why these people are flying out … they could be going to a funeral,” he said.
And it’s not just the passengers who got the positive vibes, the video of the Ashford, happy dancing on the tarmac has also brought a lot of positive vibes to people on social media.
The video has collected over 8.9 million views since it was posted on Facebook on October 20.