The video showed an overweight man dancing exuberantly — until he’s made fun of by a group of kids.
One of those kids wrote (on chat site 4chan): “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.”
The sad look on the man’s face said it all. But that sad look upon his face captivated two women in Los Angeles and some big named stars — among them Pharrell Williams and Moby — who have offered to throw the man his own dance party.
The LA Coliseum, no small venue, is reportedly even offering to host.
KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple on Saturday went in search of the Good Samaritans who are lifting a large man’s spirits in a big way.
Cassandra Fairbanks –on Twitter as @CassandraRules — is an author and activist. She said she was heartbroken when she saw people fat-shaming the man.
Her hashtag, #finddancingman, started trending almost immediately. She and friend Hope Leigh (@HopeLeighMusic) put their heads togather and decided to find the dancing man and make him feel special.
“If I see something wrong, then I try and fix it,” Fairbanks told Kaple.
A GoFundMe account — to track the man down and offer to fly him to L.A. (Sean lives in London) is at $32,000 and climbing. Organizers of that page say any money that doesn’t go do the dance party will go to an anti-bullying campaign.