Air travel can be tough, so a simple smile or a kind gesture can go a long way toward making flying a better experience. But one airline employee at Toronto Pearson International Airport takes that a step farther and occasionally busts out some dance moves on the tarmac.
Jahmaul Allen, who works for American Airlines, saw a child crying through the plane’s window before it pushed back from the gate. The kiddo smiled at him and the mother applauded, so he kept going … as passenger Ekaterina Irko caught his moves on video:
Her video of Allen’s joyful dancing went viral, which prompted some media organizations to do interviews with him. It turns out this wasn’t the first time he’d done some dancing on the tarmac. He told ABC News that he dances and moves around to stay warm, but he also does it to “go above and beyond … to make the passengers happy.”
He also clarified in this interview with Global News that there’s no way the pilot could be confused by what he’s doing — the plane’s path is clear: