It's a story of the good of a community overcoming the evil intentions of one person. On Feb. 13, an anonymous user on a 4chan message board posted a photo of a man dancing at a concert with the following caption:
"Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing."
The photo soon appeared on the image-sharing website Imgur, where the body-shaming attempt was met with disgust and an overwhelming community of support for the "Dancing Man."
Cassandra Fairbanks saw the photo, who immediately turned to Twitter and called on others to help find the man using #FindDancingMan and organize something special for him.
"It felt horrible seeing that, because I think we can all relate," Fairbanks said.
More than 2,000 women in Los Angeles pledged to join Dancing Man for a massive dance party, just for him.
The man, whose real name is Sean, eventually joined Twitter as @DancingManFound to thank Fairbanks and others for their kindness.A GoFundMe page was set up to help the man travel to Los Angeles for the dance party, which raised more than $35,000 in 3 days. The page admin said leftover funds would be donated to an anti-bullying campaign.
The L.A. Coliseum offered to donate its venue for free.
@CassandraRules @Dancingmanfound @Pharrell we would love to donate the "worlds greatest stadium" for the worlds greatest dance party!
— LA Memorial Coliseum (@lacoliseum) March 7, 2015
In addition, Pharrell, Moby and Andrew WK all seem to want a spot on the guest list.
Hey @CassandraRules keep me posted about your dance party! @Dancingmanfound, never be ashamed of yourself. You are both truly #OTHER??
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) March 6, 2015
i offer my dj services for free for #DancingMan #DancingManFound #FindDancingMan . no one should ever be ashamed about dancing.
— moby ? (@thelittleidiot) March 6, 2015
@jayzombie Of course! This guy is totally a dance party master and I'm backing him all the way.
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) March 7, 2015
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